Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: The night temperatures continued to plummet in Odisha as 11 stations recorded minimum temperature below 15 degree Celsius on Sunday. Sonepur remained the coldest at 9.4 degree Celsius, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar.

Similarly, Kandhamal's Daringbadi registered 9.5 degree Celsius, followed by Phulbani at 10.0 degree C, Angul 11.0 degrees, Koraput 11.2 degrees, Bhawanipatna 11.4 degrees, Jharsuguda 13.4 degrees, Talcher 13.5 degrees and Bolangir 14 degrees. Night temperature at Keonjhar stood at 14.4 degree C while Malkangiri recorded 14.5 degree C.

The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded minimum temperature of 16.3 degree C and 16 degree C on Sunday, respectively, added the weather department.

"The weather condition is expected to remain dry today and tomorrow, and the temperature is unlikely to vary much in the next two to three days. After that, temperature would rise by 2-3 degrees and then gradually fall," said Duty Officer of Bhubaneswar Met Centre, Madan Mohan Das.

In Kandhamal district, the sudden decline in temperature besides the morning fog in the last two days has adversely affected normal life in the region.

"The drastic fall in the temperature during the last two days has affected normal life. The cold wave condition at night is unbearable. Exercising is a must for us now, apart from winter garments to beat the cold," said a local.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted light to moderate rain or thundershower at one or two places in the districts of coastal Odisha between November 11 and 13.

(Edited By Devbrat Patnaik)