The Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar on Monday predicted that dry weather will prevail in Odisha for the next couple of days while night temperature is likely to drop in some districts of the State under the influence of western disturbances from February 24.
“The weather will mostly remain dry till February 23. No large change will be witnessed in minimum temperature (Night Temperature) during the next 3-4 days over the districts of South Odisha and North Coastal Odisha,” informed the Met Centre.
However, the minimum temperature (night temperature) is likely to fall by 3 to 4 degree Celsius over North Interior Odisha from February 24 and again it will gradually rise by 3-4 degree Celsius in subsequent 2-3 days over the districts of North Interior Odisha, added the Met Centre.
The Met Centre also said that light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj on February 24.
Meanwhile, dense fog was witnessed in several parts of Sonepur district on Monday morning affecting traffic movement.
“It is the densest fog that we have witnessed this year. Visibility has been reduced to less than 20-30 metres which is giving a tough time to the motorists. Besides, the temperature has also gone down considerably,” said a resident of Binika Town in Sonepur district.