Bhubaneswar: Mercury continued to drop in Odisha with the minimum temperature plummeting below 15 degree Celsius in at least seven stations of the State on Thursday.
Sonepur became the coldest place in the state as the minimum temperature dipped to 12.6 degree, informed the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar.
Similarly, the minimum temperature stood at 14.0 degree Celsius in Angul, 14.0 degree C in Phulbani, 14.3 degree C in Talcher, 14.4 degree C in Jharsuguda, 14.5 degree C in Baripada and 14.5 degree C in Bolangir.
The mercury dipped to 18.3 degree Celsius in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday , while in neighbouring Cuttack it was 16.6 degree Celsius, said the Met Centre.
On the other hand, the Meteorological Centre yesterday informed that a fresh low-pressure area (LOPAR) is likely to form over southern parts of central Bay of Bengal around November 29, 2020.
Under its influence, several parts of the coastal and southern districts in Odisha are expected to witness heavy downpour while the rest of the districts would see moderate or scanty rains during the period.
Light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Gajapati and at a few places over the districts of Ganjam, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur and Kalahandi and at one or two places over the districts of Odisha, as per the latest update by the Met Centre here.
Weather forecast for next four days:
On November 27, many places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati will probably experience light to moderate rain or thundershower. Similar weather conditions will also be seen at a few places over the districts of Kandhamal, Ganjam, Nawarangpur, Kalahandi, and at one or two places over the rest districts of Odisha.
On November 28, light to moderate rain or thundershower is predicted at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha, Gajapati while dry weather will prevail over the rest districts of Odisha.
The forecast suggests that dry weather will prevail over all districts in the next two days before likely formation of the LOPAR on the 29th of November.
(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)