Ramakanta Biswas

Odisha is currently reeling under bone-chilling cold wave condition following a sudden drop in the night temperature. However, residents are likely to get relief from the chilly weather in the coming days, predicted the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

The IMD said that the northerly winds continue to enter the State under the influence of the high pressure belt active over central India. Therefore, there is no possibility of any significant change in the night temperature for the next two days.

However, night temperature is expected to rise by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius due to the slight increase in the influence of sea winds.

The weather bureau issued fog warning for some districts for tomorrow. “Shallow to moderate Fog very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Kandhamal, Ganjam, Nayagarh, Khorda, Puri, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur and Bhadrak,” the IMD said.

“There is no change of significant change in minimum temperature in the next two days. Thereafter, there will be gradual increase in the temperature by 2-3 degree Celsius in many places. In the next two days, there will be fog in the morning hours in isolated pockets of some districts in the next two days. There is possibility of fog in Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Cuttack, Angul, 
Dhenkanal, Jajpur and Bhadrak on December 21,” IMD Bhubaneswar director HR Biswas said.