Bhubaneswar: Even after delay in onset of winter in Odisha, the mercury dipped significantly in past four days across the state.
The minimum temperature at Daringbadi, also known as Kashmir of Odisha, settled at 7 degree Celsius, the coldest place in the state.
Meanwhile, the mercury dropped by 4 degree Celsius in Bhubaneswar where minimum temperature was recorded 12.8 degree C last night.
The cold wave started shivering entire state including the coastal region with steep fall in temperature in past 24 hours.
While Phulbani and Sonepur recorded 8 degree C, Angul stood at 8.6 degree C on Friday night. At Titilagarh, the minimum temperature fell to 9.5 degree C. Along with these places, the minimum temperature was below 15 degree C in 18 towns.
According to Bhubaneswar MeT, the cold wave situation will continue across Odisha in next five days. Light rain is likely in southern part including Malkangiri and Koraput towards December 8.