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IMD Alerts On Rainfall

Bhubaneswar: The State is very likely to witness light to moderate rainfall for a few days from February 3 due to western disturbance, IMD said here on Sunday.

However, the Indian Meteorological Department is yet to predict the places where rainfall activity would occur.

Meanwhile, cold wave conditions continued to sweep several parts of the State with mercury plummeting below 10 degree Celsius in at least 10 places in the last 24 hours.

Phulbani town in Kandhamal district became the coldest place in the State with recording a minimum temperature of 6.2 degree Celsius on last night followed by Keonjhar with 6.4 degree Celsius.

Other places which recorded temperature below 10 degree Celsius are Daringbadi (7), Jharsuguda (7.6), Sonepur (7.9), Boudh (8.5), Bhawanipatna (9.0), Koraput (9.0), Hirakud (9.6) and Bolangir 9.5 degree Celsius.

The MeT office has issued yellow warning for some parts of Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Bargarh, Nuapada, Bolangir, Sonepur, Kalahandi districts, which are likely to experience the coldwave in the next 24 hours.

Foggy conditions will return on February 1 with one or two places in coastal Odisha, Kandhamal, Koraput, Malkangiri and Rayagada experiencing shallow to moderate fog for two days, the IMD said.

Yellow warning of dense fog has also been issued for one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Nayagarh on February 2.Moreover, shallow to moderate fog is very likely to occur at one or two places in coastal Odisha, Dhenkanal, Angul, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput and Malkangiri during this period.