Bhubaneswar: With the mercury continued to drop across Odisha, the Regional Meteorological Centre warned of severe cold wave for several districts over next three days.
While orange warning has been issued for as many as 18 districts in the state till tomorrow, several places may witness cold wave conditions till December 31.
Cold wave condition very likely to prevail at a few places over the districts of Sundargarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Baragarh, Dhenkanal, Balasore, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Boudh, Sonepur and Balangir till December 29, said Bhubaneswar MeT in a release today.
The severe cold wave condition very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Angul, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore and Deogarh from today till tomorrow.
Similarly, one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Koraput and Balangir may witness dense fog today and tomorrow morning.
Besides, yellow warning has been issued for the districts of Balasore, Cuttack, Sonepur, Boudh and Balangir where one or two places very likely to witness cold wave condition between December 29 and 30. The cold wave condition very likely to prevail at one or two places over the districts of Angul, Boudh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Sonepur and Balangir from December 30 to 31.
The minimum temperature at night very likely to be below by 4-6 degree Celsius during next 2-3 days over the districts of Odisha and gradually rise by 2-4 degree C thereafter, according to Bhubaneswar MeT.
However, no cold wave alert has been issued from December 31 as rain is on the cards on January 2 and 3 next year.
Due to interaction between western disturbance and lower level easterlies, light to moderate rainfall with thunderstorm likely to occur at many place over the districts of north interior Odisha and at a few places over rest districts of Odisha during January 2 and 3, 2020, said the regional meteorological centre.