Bhubaneswar: As the mercury continues to soar high despite onset of monsoon, Odisha government has once again extended the summer vacation of schools for the second time.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today extended the summer holidays by four days more even as the weather department predicted rain from June 25.
The schools will now reopen on June 26 instead of June 21. Earlier, School and Mass Education department had extended the vacation by three days due to prevailing heat wave in the state.
Though south-west monsoon touched Odisha on June 8, it has weakened and unlikely to strengthen before June 25, Met sources said.
Hot and humid condition has been prevailing in many parts across State as the temperature soared above 40 degrees Celsius at eight places, including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
The Capital city recorded the highest temperature of 42.2 degrees Celsius yesterday. The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, informed that similar weather condition will prevail in many parts of the state today.