Friday, June 2, 2023

    Orissa, Phulbani is the coldest with a cold wave of 3.5 degrees Celsius.

    Normal life was affected as cold snap continued in some parts of Orissa on Wednesday, with minimum temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius recorded at 17 places, the meteorological department said. Kandhamal district is cold because the district headquarters Phulbani has registered 3.5 degree Celsius, the lowest temperature in the state and Daringbadi 4.5 degree Celsius. Mercury dropped to 3.9 degrees Celsius in Semiligura in Koraput district, a bulletin said.

    The minimum temperature in Jharsugura dropped to 6.3 degrees Celsius below normal at 6 degrees Celsius, as temperatures dropped to 4.5 degrees Celsius above normal in eight places, including Bhabanipanta in Kalahandi district. Cold conditions are prevailing in 12 meteorological centers including Angul, Keonjhar, Sonepur, Titilagarh, Sundargarh and Gopalpur, the meteorological center said.

    Bhubaneswar recorded a low of 10.1 degrees Celsius, which was 4.9 degrees below normal, while it dipped 3.4 degrees to Cuttack at 10.6 degrees Celsius, the meteorologist said. By evening many people were under house arrest in rural areas and in the hilly pockets of inner Orissa and the big cities were depopulated by 8pm due to bad weather.

    Dense fog prevailed in Malkangiri, while Gajapati, Kalahandi, Koraput and some parts of Kandhamal districts had shallow to moderate fog. A cold spell is when the mercury is at least 4 সেল C in the flat land or at least 4.5 nc below normal below 10 সেল C. For coastal stations, the minimum temperature should be 15 বা C or less, or the exit 4.5 কম C or less.

    The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of cold spells in many districts in the next two days. In the next 48 hours, temperatures will drop to 4-5 degrees Celsius above normal in several parts of western and southern Orissa and 2-3 degrees Celsius in coastal Orissa, the meteorological department said.

    It has issued a yellow cold warning for Sonepur, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nuapada and Nabarangpur districts till Friday morning. Till Thursday morning, such situation may prevail in Jharsugura, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh and some parts of Kandhamal.

    The minimum temperature will not change much in the next 48 hours and will gradually rise to 2-4 degrees Celsius later, the meteorological office added.

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