Devbrat Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: With parts of Odisha already experiencing bone-chilling cold wave conditions, the Regional Metrological Centre here has predicted that the State will shiver right from Day-1 of the New Year as temperatures will dip below normal in the coming days.

It was observed that there has been a slight decrease in minimum/night temperature in most of the districts. And no station has recorded below 10 degree Celsius of the minimum temperature.

As per a release of the SRC, Angul was coldest on Tuesday with a minimum temperature of 11 degree Celsius, followed by Daringbadi with 11.5 degree Celsius, Talcher 11.8 degree Celsius, Balasore & Keonjhar 12.4 degree Celsius. Capital city Bhubaneswar records 15 degree Celsius, while Cuttack witnessed a minimum temperature of 13.2 degree Celsius.

Moreover, the latest Met forecast suggests that the minimum/night temperature is very likely to rise by 1-2 degree Celsius during the next three days. But it will decrease thereafter, officials said.

Sudarshan Mishra, duty officer of Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre, informed that some parts of Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall in the next two days. "Slight drizzles are expected in Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj tomorrow and over Dhenkanal and Angul districts day after, i.e. on December 26."

This apart, there will be shallow to moderate fog cover at one or two places over the districts of North Odisha, Khurda, Puri, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput during next 2-3 days.

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