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IMD Sounds ‘Dense Fog’ Alert For 9 Districts In Odisha, Issues ‘Yellow Warning’

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar on Saturday issued dense fog alert for nine districts of Odisha. The country’s premier weather forecasting agency has asked authorities to be updated on the situation as a yellow warning has been issued.

As per the latest weather bulletin, dense fog is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Sonepur, Angul and Boudh tomorrow.

Shallow to moderate fog likely to occur at one or two places in the early morning over the districts of Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Khordha, Kalahandi, Dhenkanal and Koraput tomorrow.

Yellow Warning (Valid from December 6 to 7)

Dense fog likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Angul, Sonepur, Boudh and Nayagarh

Shallow to moderate fog likely to occur at one or two places in the districts of Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda, Kandhamal and Kalahandi.

Notably, Odisha is in the grip of cold wave condition which has been prevailing for the past few weeks.

In the last 24 hours, district headquarters of Phulbani Odisha’s Kashmir valley, recorded the minimum temperature of 9.5 degree Celsius.

On Friday, as many as 15 stations recorded night temperature below 15 degree Celsius. Sonepur turned out to be the coldest place in the State as mercury dipped to 8 degrees, followed by Phulbani with 9 degrees, Daringbadi 9.5 degrees, Bhawanipatna 10.5 degrees, Angul 10.6 degrees, Talcher 11.7 degrees, Jharsuguda 12.1 degrees, Sundargarh 12.5 degrees, Keonjhar 12.6 degrees, Bolangir 12.8 degrees, Boudh 13.5, and Koraput-Hirakud-Sambalpur with 13.6 degrees.

Mercury came down to 14.8 and 16.9 degree Celsius in the case of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar respectively.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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