Odisha continues to shiver under intense cold

Bhubaneswar: People of Odisha continued to shiver under intense cold today with mercury hovering around 10 degree Celcius in many parts of the state this morning.

While the state had been witnessing a warmer winter, the mercury witnessed a sudden fall yesterday with the minimum temperature remaining below 12 degree Celsius at several stations. Daringbadi, known as Kashmir of Odisha, was coldest at 9.5 degree followed by Keonjhar with 10 degree C.

As per the observation recorded by the regional MeT centre here, six places in Odisha recorded below 10 degree Celsius by 8. 30 am today. Daringbadi witnessed the lowest temperature of 8.5 degree C followed  by Angul and Phulbani with 9 degree C.  The temperature was 9.6 degree C in Balasore, 9.8 degree C in Sonepur , 10 degree C in Keonjhar, 10.1 degree C in Titilagarh and 10.5 degree C in Sundergarh and Sambalpur. The Twin City- Cuttack and Bhubaneswar – recorded 12 degree C and 13.6 degree C, respectively.

The weathermen said the temperature has been dropped by one to two degree Celsius at several stations in last two days and it will further go down in coming days. The state will witness extreme cold wave conditions till third week of January, said a MeT official.

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