Odisha registers slight rise in temperature

Bhubaneswar: Giving a bit of relief from biting cold, the weather warmed up in the State with several stations across Odisha registering slight increase in temperatures.

While Phulbani turned out to as the coldest place in the state, temperature in the district headquarters town shot up from 6 degree Celsius on Wednesday to 8.2 degree Celsius on Thursday.

While the minimum temperature in Daringibadi, also in Kandhamal district, rose from Wednesday’s 5.5 degree Celsius to 10 degree on Thursday, mercury stood at 9.5 degree Celsius in Sundargarh, 9.6 degree in Angul and 10 degree Celsius in Titlagarh and Balasore, a statement from the regional meteorological centre stated.

The minimum temperature in state capital Bhubaneswar went up to 13.4 degree Celsius from 12.4 degree Celsius recorded on Wednesday, while in neighbouring Cuttack it stayed at 12.2 degree Celsius on the day.

Director of the Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar, H R Biswas said the minimum temperature is likely to plummet by 3 to 4 degree Celsius in most parts of Odisha after two days and cold conditions would prevail.

With agency inputs..