Residents of the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Tuesday woke up to a foggy morning with a thick layer of fog engulfing most places.
Many parts of the twin city witnessed dense fog resulting in a significant drop in the visibility. In some places, visibility dropped to below 50 metres, affecting the vehicular movement.
While chilly weather conditions persist in the State, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) signalled at the further drop in the night temperature in coming days.
“No large change in Minimum temperature(Night temperature) during next 24 hours and gradually fall by 2-4 degree Celsius at many places over the districts of Odisha in subsequent 4 days,” the IMD’s Bhubaneswar regional centre said in its evening bulletin.
The weather bureau predicted that light rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Bargarh today while dry weather is very likely to prevail over the rest districts.
The weather office has also issued a fog forecast and said, “Shallow to moderate Fog very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Kalahandi.”
“Shallow to moderate Fog very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Sonepur, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Cuttack,” the IMD added.
The poor visibility due to dense fog also led to a delay in several flights to and from Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) on Tuesday.
As per sources, the arrival of IndiGo flights from Mumbai and Delhi to the city airport was delayed this morning. Similarly, AirAsia flight from Kolkata and Vistara flight from Mumbai also delayed.
Reported by Bibartan Panda and Kapilendra Pradhan, OTV