Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jan 15:
Intense cold wave conditions have thrown normal life out of gear in many parts of Odisha.
The regional weather office has predicted that such conditions would prevail for the next two-three days.
“The northerly wind flow in the night is continuing till morning. The clear sky in Odisha is conducive for drop in the mercury. Interior and western parts of the state have recorded temperature below 10 degrees Celsius. The temperature in coastal areas has also registered a drop by few points,” Regional Meteorological Office Director Sarat Chandra Sahu said.
The model indicates that the temperature will further plummet, Sahu added.
Sundargarh registered a minimum temperature of 7 degrees Celsius and capital city 12.6 degrees Celsius today, the weather office said.
The chilly accompanied with foggy conditions are prevailing till 10-11 am leaving people shivering in spine-chilling cold.
Of the 24 stations for which India Meteorological Department (IMD) collected daily temperature, 23 recorded night temperature below 15 degree Celsius yesterday which showed that the grip of the cold wave was uniform.
The local met office has forecast dry weather till Friday with no significant change in temperature.