Poonam Singh

Bhubaneswar: There seems to be no let up to the cold wave condition that has been sweeping several places in Odisha for last few days after a spell of warm weather.

G Udaygiri in Kandhamal district was the coldest place in the State at 3 degrees Celsius on Thursday while 11 other towns recorded minimum temperature below 10 degree Celsius.

In a bulletin, the IMD official said that, "Minimum temperature (Night temperature) is likely to rise gradually by 3-4 degrees Celsius during next 2-3 days and it will again fall by 2-3 degrees Celsius from February 8 over the districts of Odisha."

Normal life in Kandhamal district has been severely hit by the cold as G Udaygiri recorded 3 degree Celsius followed by Phulbani (5.5) and Daringbadi (8).

The minimum temperature was markedly below normal at a few places over the districts of south Interior Odisha, appreciably below normal at most places over the districts of north interior Odisha, at a few places over the districts of Coastal Odisha, at one or two places over the districts of South Interior Odisha and below normal at elsewhere over the districts of Odisha, the IMD said.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)