Bhubaneswar: Balangir saw the highest drop of 4.9 degree Celsius in temperature in the last 24 hours. The western Odisha town recorded 10.5 degrees Celsius on Monday morning.
Similarly, the mercury fell by 3.5 degrees Celsius in Deogarh, which registered a minimum temperature of 11.1 degrees Celsius.
However, Phulbani was the coldest at 7.5 degrees Celsius while Daringbadi was a close second at 9 degrees Celsius.
The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded 15.8 degrees Celsius and 14 degrees Celsius respectively.
According to the India Meteorological Department forecast, cold wave conditions will prevail in the state till Wednesday morning and the temperature will drop by 3 to 4 degrees Celsius in the next two days.
This is being attributed to dry and cold northerly and north-westerly winds blowing towards Odisha.
>> One or two places in Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Keonjhar, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Deogarh districts will experience cold wave conditions on Monday morning.
>> Isolated places in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Angul, Deogarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Balangir, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Nabarangpur, Balasore, and Bhadrak districts will witness similar weather conditions between Monday night and Tuesday morning.
Cold wave conditions will prevail at one or two places in Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Mayurbhanj, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Balangir, and Bargarh districts between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.