Bhubaneswar: Cold has knocked in Odisha as well. In Similiguda area of the state’s Koraput district, the mercury dropped to 6.4 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. With this, it remained the coldest region of the state. The mercury in Similiguda has dropped by 2.6 degrees since Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that G Udayagiri area of Kandhamal district also turned cold and recorded a minimum temperature of eight degrees Celsius.
The temperature in Phulbani and Koraput city is 10 degree Celsius.
Kandhamal’s district headquarters town Phulbani and Koraput town recorded 10 degrees Celsius each, while tourist resort Daringbadi recorded 10.5 degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature at many places in the coastal state is likely to be two to four degrees Celsius below normal for the next four to five days.
Temperature in Bhubaneswar is 16 degree Celsius
Capital Bhubaneswar recorded 16 degrees Celsius, while Cuttack recorded a minimum temperature of 16.4 degrees Celsius. The department said that light to moderate fog is likely at one or two places in Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput and Malkangiri districts during the next two days. The department predicts that a low pressure area may form over the Bay of Bengal.
Earlier on Tuesday, G Udayagiri in Kandhamal district recorded a minimum temperature of 7.2 degrees Celsius, while Similiguda recorded a low of 9 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature at 20 places in the state was below 15 degrees Celsius. Phulbani in Kandhamal recorded a minimum temperature of 10.5 degree Celsius and Daringbadi in Kandhamal and Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi 11-11 degree Celsius. Other places that recorded a drop in minimum temperature were Kiri (11.5 degrees) in Sundargarh, Chiplima (12) in Sambalpur, Jharsuguda (12.6), Keonjhar (13) and Bargarh (13). Bhubaneswar recorded a minimum temperature of 16 degrees Celsius and Cuttack 16.4 degrees Celsius, which are 3.6 and 2.2 degrees below normal, respectively.
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