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Sharmili Mallick

Bhubaneswar: Dense fog engulfed several places of Odisha on Monday morning affecting normal lives in the region.

As per the data shared by the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, Daringbadi, Koraput, Angul, Boudh and Paradip witnessed dense fog in the early hours today.

Due to dense fog, visibility dropped to 50 metres in Daringbadi, Angul and Koraput. Similarly, visibility dipped below 100 metres in Boudh and 150 metres in Paradip, respectively.

Talcher, Chandbali, Puri, Keonjhar, Nayagarh and Malkangiri districts witnessed shallow to moderate fog, added the Met Centre.

Meanwhile, minimum temperature remained below 15 degree Celsius in 19 places of the State on Sunday. Jharsuguda recorded the lowest temperature 10.4 degree C which was followed by Bolangir 10.5, Keonjhar 10.6, Titlagarh 11, Sundargarh 11, Phulbani 11, Bhawanipatna 11.5, Baripada 12, Talcher 12.4, Sonepur 12.6, Daringbadi 13, Angul 13, Sambalpur 13.2, Hirakud 13.1, Boudh 13.5, Balasore 13.5, Cuttack 13.8, Chandbali 14 and Jajpur 14.3.

The mercury in Bhubaneswar stood at 16 degree Celsius yesterday, informed the Met Centre.
The Met Centre had yesterday said that minimum temperature (night temperature) will rise by three to four degree Celsius over the districts of interior Odisha and by around two degree Celsius over coastal districts of the State from today.

Thereafter, minimum temperature will decrease by three to four degrees gradually from January 21 in the State, the Met Centre had said.

"Shallow to moderate fog is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of South Coastal Odisha, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Rayagada and Kandhamal on January 19," predicted the Met Centre.

(Edited by Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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