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12 places in Odisha record temperature below 10 degree Celsius


Press Trust of India Bhubaneswar
After a brief respite, biting cold wave conditions revived in Odisha on Wednesday with the mercury plummeting below 10 degree Celsius in at least 12 places.
The tourist destination of Daringibadi in Kandhamal district became the coldest place in the state as the minimum temperature dipped to 4 degree Celsius from 11.5 degree recorded on Tuesday, the Meteorological Centre here said.
Daringibadi was followed by Phulbani, the district headquarters town of Kandhamal, where the mercury dropped to 6.3 degree Celsius, it said.
Temperature in the state, which had risen over last about 10-days in a respite from intense cold, dipped in most areas on Wednesday and the MeT centre said the cold wave conditions will prevail for at least two days.
The minimum temperature stood at 6.6 degree Celsius in Angul, while it was 9.6 in Balasore, 9.5 in Baripada, 7.6 in Jharsuguda, 7.4 in Keonjhar, 7.8 in Sambalpur, 7.6 in Sonepur, 8.6 in Koraput and 8.5 in both Bhawanipatna and Malkangiri, the MeT centre said.
The mercury dipped to 10.8 degree Celsius in Bhubaneswar from 14.9 degree recorded on Tuesday, while in neighouring Cuttack it was 10.5 degree, compared to 14.9 degree Celsius measureD on Tuesday.

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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 7:55 PM IST

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