Cold wave intensifies further in Odisha; Daringbadi trembles at 4.3 degree C

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Bhubaneswar: The severe cold wave has further intensified in Odisha as most parts of the state came under extreme cold wave conditions with mercury dropping to below 10 degrees Celsius in 11 places.

According to a Met release this evening, Daringbadi recorded 4.3 degrees, the lowest temperature in the state this year. Apart from Daringbadi, cold wave conditions continued to sweep elsewhere in the Kandhamal district disrupting normal life in Phulbani, G Udayagiri, Balliguda, Kotagarh and Tumudibandha blocks.

Apart from Daringbadi, temperature came down to below 10 degrees in Phulbani (5), Koraput (9.4), Bolangir (9.5), Bhawanipatna (6.8), Talcher (8.7), Hirakud (8.2), Sundargarh (6.5), Sambalpur (8.5), Jharsuguda (9.8) and Angul (8).

Apart from this, temperature remained under 15 degrees Celsius in Balasore (14.2), Chandbali (15), Gopalpur (14.3), Baripada (14.2), Keonjhar (11.4), Titlagarh (10.5), Malkangiri (12.6), Sonepur (10.8) and Dhenkanal (13).

Besides, the twin city of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded 12.8 and 13.1 degrees Celsius respectively.

Talking to OTV today, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu said temperature in some parts of north Odisha districts will have a marginal fall as there is a possibility of light rainfall in these areas in the next 24 hours. However, there will be no significant change in the weather conditions till next week up to December 31, he added.

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