Snowfall continues in Kandhamal, mercury likely to dip further in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Intense cold wave condition continues to cripple normal life across Odisha with Daringbadi and Phulbani in Kandhamal district experiencing snowfall for the second consecutive day, today.

A minimum temperature of 2.8 degree Celsius was recorded in Daringbadi today which threw normal life out of gear, while Phulbani shivered at 3 degree Celsius. Snowfall was also reportedly witnessed in Koida and Tensa area of Sundargarh district.

IMD officials said the cold wave condition will continue to prevail for a few more days and the minimum temperature will continue to remain below normal by 3 to 4 degree Celsius for the next three days till January 3.

Other places in the state where mercury stayed low today are Koraput (4.8), Bhawanipatna (6), Titlagarh (6.5), Keonjhar (6.6), Jharsuguda (6.8), Sambalpur (7.5) and Bhubaneswar (9.5).

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