Bhubaneswar: After days of warm weather, cold condition is set to return to Odisha as temperature is likely to fall by two to three degrees across the State from January 22, predicted the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar.
"There is no large change in minimum temperature (Night temperature) during the next 2 days fall. However, it will decrease by 2-3 degrees due to the return of north-westerly dry air after two days," said Director of Regional Meteorological Centre, HR Biswas.
On the other hand, the Met Centre also predicted fog- shallow to moderate fog at few places over the districts of North Coastal Odisha and at one or two places over the districts of South Coastal Odisha, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput and Malkangiri on January 21.
The Met Centre also issued yellow warning for dense fog in nine districts including Bhadrak, Kendrapara Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Khordha, Puri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal and Jajpur tomorrow.
On January 22, shallow to moderate fog is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Coastal Odisha, Kandhamal, Malkangiri and Koraput.
Meanwhile, sudden decrease in temperature in Daringbadi, popularly known as Odisha's Kashmir, threw lives out of gear in the region.
"Due to the severe cold conditions, we are forced to return to our houses before 5 pm. In the morning, we opt for exercising and sipping tea to beat the winter chill," said a resident of the picturesque Daringbadi.
[caption id="attachment_510877" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Vehicular movement was also affected as visibility dipped in Bhadrak[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_510878" align="alignnone" width="750"] A thick blanket of fog engulfs Bhadrak today morning[/caption]
(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)