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Cold Wave Grips Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the mercury level plummeting to 4.5 degrees Celsius at Phulbani on Thursday, the weatherman forecast continuance of similar weather till New Year’s Day.

India Meteorological Department said in its forecast that there is no big change in the minimum temperature during the next three-four days in the state.  

The temperature will be below normal by 3-4 degrees Celsius over the districts in the interior region of the state and by 2-3 degrees Celsius over the districts of Coastal Odisha.

At least ten places including Phulbani recorded minimum temperature below 10 degree Celsius.

Those are Angul (6 degrees Celsius), Daringbadi (8), Koraput (8.6), Jharsuguda (8.8), Sundargarh (9.5), Balangir (9.5), Boudh (9.5), Sonepur (9.8) and Keonjhar (9.9).

Severe cold wave conditions prevailed at one or two places over the district of Angul of north interior Odisha, the IMD said adding dry weather prevailed in different districts.

The twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded 12 degrees and 13.8 degrees Celsius respectively, MeT said. Malkangiri and Mayurbhanj districts.

Though there has been minor change in the minimum temperatures at one or two places in the districts of North Interior Odisha, the IMD said that there is no large change at most places over the districts.

The minimum temperature remained below normal in most of the places, IMD informed.