Cold Wave Condition To Prevail In Odisha Till Jan 31: IMD

Bhubaneswar: The IMD said weather condition will not change till January 31 and the state will be reeling under intense cold wave till then.

Uma Shankar Das, Senior meteorologist of the Meteorological Centre here said that weather condition in Odisha usually changes due to ‘western disturbance’.

He said the western disturbance is an extra-tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent.

As there is no western disturbance, the condition is favourable for the blowing of cold wind from the Himalayan region resulting in the onset of the cold wave conditions in the state,” the Senior meteorologist said.

The morning bulletin of the IMD said the temperature recorded till 5.30 am on Thursday was lowest in Phulbani at 4.5 degrees Celsius.

Those cities in Odisha remaining below 10 degrees are Angul (6), Daringbadi (8), Bhawanipatna (8.2), Koraput (8.6), Jharsuguda (8.8), Sundargarh (9.5), Balangir (9.5), Boudh (9.5), Sonepur (9.8) and Keonjhar (9.9).

Fifteen places recorded 15 degrees and these are Balasore (12.8), Chandbali (12.9), Paradip (14.8), Gopalpur (14.4), Baripada (10.2), Sambalpur (10.6), Hirakud (11.1), Talcher (10.7), Titlagarh (10.5), Malkangiri (12), Nayagarh (11.3), Chhatrapur (14.2) and Rayagada (10).

The twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded 12 and 13.8 degrees Celsius, respectively.