Odisha records temperature below 4°C, Daringbadi experiences 1st snowfall of the season

Kandhamal: The season’s first snowfall has been experienced in Daringbadi, the Kashmir of Odisha as the temperature dropped below 4°C and a layer of dense fog was experienced. The interior parts of Odisha are shivering due to the winter chill.

Reportedly, Daringbadi recorded a low 3.5 degree Celcius while Phulbani recorded 4°C. A layer of snowflakes has been spotted on bikes, cars, grass, and on the roof of the houses in the Koida, Tensa, Sanindpur, Kasira, and Kalta areas.

Apart from Daringbadi and Phulbani, as many as 17 places in Odisha have recorded below 10°C including Balasore at 9.8°C, Chandabali at 9.2°C, Angul at 8.6°C, Baripada at 8.5°C, Jharsuguda at 6.4°C, Keonjhar at 6.2°C, Sambalpur at 8.5°C, Sundergarh at 6.5°C, Hirakud at 8.6°C, Talcher at 9°C, Bhawanipatna at 6°C, Bolangir at 7.5°C, Koraput at 8.5°C, Titlagarh at 6.8°C, Sonepur at 8.5°C, Nayagarh 9°C, and Boudh 7°C.

Similarly, Bhubaneswar and Cuttack have recorded 10°C and 10.1°C respectively while Paradip at 12.8°C, Gopalpur 11.8°C, and Puri at 13.6°C.

People all over the State are sitting near the bonfire to get the warmth and escape from the cold. It is getting harder for them to move out of their respective houses before the sun shines brightly. All of them are seen wearing winter clothes and mostly seen in crowds are seen in various tea shops.

It is to be noted that Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar had issued a yellow warning for Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh, Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Nuapada, and Kalahandi. An orange warning has also been issued for Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, and Kandhamal.

Also read: Cold days ahead in Odisha: MeT issues an orange warning, See details

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