Odisha Cold Wave: No Respite From Chill Till Next Week, Says IMD

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Bhubaneswar: There will be no respite from the cold wave sweeping most parts of Odisha till next week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

According to the IMD, the state is experiencing the cold wave due to the drifting of a high-pressure area towards the west. This has facilitated the blowing of the cold wind from the northern Himalayan range.

Under its influence, the minimum night temperature in the state will fall by 1-2°C  during the next two days. Although there will be a slight increase in the night temperature on February 11 and 12, the night temperature will again fall by 3-4°C at many places during the next three days till February 15.

The IMD also informed that as per the minimum temperature recorded till 8.30 am on Tuesday, the mercury remained below 10°C in six places in Odisha.

Phulbani remained the coldest with 6°C followed by Daringbadi (8.5), Nabarangpur (8.7), Koraput (9), Kirei in Sundararh (9.5) and Bhawanipatna (9.6).

Apart from this, the night temperature remained below 15°C at 20 places in Balasore (13.6), Chandbali (13), Angul (12), Baripada (11.4), Jharsuguda (10.5), Keonjhar (10.6), Sambalpur (12.7), Sundargarh (12.5), Hirakud (12.1), Talcher (13.7), Balangir (10.4), Tigtlagharh (12.8), Malkangiri (12.5), Sonepur (14), Nayagarh (14.5), Boudh (10.5), Bagarh (12.5) and Nuapada (10.8).

As for the twin cities, the night temperature in Cuttack was 13.5°C and Bhubaneswar recorded 14.2°C.

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