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Mercury Falling in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Cold Wave has started to grip many parts of the State with the falling down of mercury to below 15 degrees Celsius mark at six places of Odisha last night.

As per a bulletin of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, a minimum temperature of 9.5 degrees Celsius was recorded at Daringbadi last night and became the coldest town of Odisha for yesterday.

The temperature was 12.2 degrees Celsius at Koraput while it was 12.6 degrees Celsius at Phulbani. Similarly, Keonjhar, Titlagarh and Jharsuguda towns have registered a lowest temperature of 14.2, 14.3 and 14.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Besides, the capital city denizens experienced the chill with a night temperature of 17 degrees Celsius whereas Cuttack city recorded 18 degrees Celsius last night.

The Met Centre further informed that a cyclonic circulation lies over southeast Bay of Bengal & adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean off Sumatra coast. Under its influence a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood around November 9.

The system is likely to become more marked and move west northwestward towards north Tamil Nadu coast during the subsequent 48 hours, it said.

The prevailing weather conditions will continue in the State for the next two to three days. After that, the temperature may slightly increase, said Director of Bhubaneswar Met Centre, HR Biswas.