Vikash Sharma

Several parts of Odisha on Sunday experienced early morning chill with a considerable drop in the minimum or night temperature. Phulbani and G. Udayagiri recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 13 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

The mercury dipped to below 20 degrees for the first time this October in Bhubaneswar while Cuttack recorded a minimum temperature of 20.2 degree Celsius. The residents of Koraput also welcomed the winter on the first day of Kartik month.

Several parts of the district also experienced dense fog. It is for the second day that dense fog was experienced in Koraput. This caused inconvenience for the commuters following a sharp drop in visibility on roads. Despite this, a huge rush was observed at major religious institutions during the wee hours today.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the maximum temperature observed a fall at one or two places over the districts of North Coastal Odisha while no large change was observed in other parts of the state.

As per IMD, there will be no overall change in the weather conditions in the next couple of days. However, some parts of the state are likely to experience light rainfall for a period of three days from November 1, 2023.