Cold wave grips Odisha as night temperature falls

Bhubaneswar: A sharp fall in night temperature has triggered a cold wave condition across Odisha for the last 4-5 days. The weather department also has predicted that the minimum temperature likely to come down by 2 to 3 degree Celsius in the next two to three days.

The Bhubaneswar-based regional department informed that mercury level dropped below 15 degree Celcius in four cities – Sonepur, Angul, Phulbani and Daringbadi of the State.

With 12.8 degree Celsius, Sonepur recorded the lowest temperature. This was followed by Angul (13.8), Phulbani (14) and Daringbadi (14).

Likewise, the State capital city Bhubaneswar witnessed a temperature of 19.8 degree Celsius while Cuttack recorded 20 degree Celsius.

The weatherman, however, forecasted that rainfall likely to occur in some places of the State under the influence of a low pressure area in Andhra Pradesh coastal region.

It is worthwhile to mention here that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already predicted that this year’s winter is likely to be cooler with intense and more frequent cold wave events.

The temperatures likely to dip below while the cold wave condition likely to increase in Odisha from the second week of November.

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