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Cold wave returns in Odisha, Phulbani coldest place at 3.5 DC

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Press Trust of India Bhubaneswar
The cold wave returned to Odisha with Phulbani in Kandhamal district being the coldest place in the state as the mercury dipped to 3.5 degree Celsius.

Eight other towns in Odisha also recorded minimum temperature below 10 degree Celsius.

Phulbani was followed by Daringbadi (4) in Kandhamal district, Sundergarh (7), Hirakud (7.9), Jharsuguda (8.4), Bolangir (8.7) and Angul (9).

Though the mercury rose in the past few days, people again experienced intense cold especially in interior parts of the state. The temperature has dropped by 2 to 4 degree Celsius in several places.

The minimum temperature in Bhubaneswar was 13.7 degree Celsius and Cuttack recorded 13.6 degree Celsius. The cold wave condition is likely to continue till February 2, IMD predicted.

Shallow to moderate fog has occurred at one or two places over Odisha, the IMD said adding that the cold wave condition prevailed over some parts of interior Odisha.

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First Published: Jan 29 2018 | 7:40 PM IST

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