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Pradeep Singh

Odisha has witnessed a big drop in temperature in the last couple of days with as many as nine places recording less than 12 degrees Celcius on Sunday.

Daringibadi was recorded as the coldest place in the State on Sunday with 8.5 degrees Celcius, followed by Bolangir (9), Koraput (9.5), Phulbani (9.5), Sundargarh (10), Titlagarh (10.8), Sonepur (10.8), Jharsuguda (11.2) and Bhawanipatna 11.6 degrees Celcius.

Among others, the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded 15 and 15.1 degrees Celcius respectively.

On the other hand, India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of ‘severe’ cold wave conditions in 5 states till Tuesday, December 21.

“Cold wave to ‘severe’ cold wave conditions has prevailed over some parts of North West India like Punjab, Haryana, north Rajasthan, some parts of west Uttar Pradesh and north Madhya Pradesh for the past 3 days," informed IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Saturday.

These conditions are likely to continue over some parts of Punjab, Haryana, north Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh till December 21. Thereafter, a further rise in the minimum temperature is expected, said Mohapatra.

The national capital, Delhi on Saturday recorded a minimum temperature of 6 degrees Celsius- the lowest this season so far.

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