Phulbani Coldest Place At 5.8 Degrees Celsius


Bhubaneswar: Phulbani in Kandhamal district was the coldest place in Odisha on Saturday at 5.8 degrees Celsius, informed the Indian Meteorological Department’s (IMD) regional centre.

While Phulbani continued to remain as the coldest place, Jharsuguda recorded minimum temperature at 7.6 degree C, followed by Darngbadi (8 degree C), Sundargarh (8.5 degree C) and Keonjhar (9.9 degree C). All other stations recorded temperature above 10 degrees Celsius.

The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack recorded 16 degrees Celsius and 15 degree Celsius respectively.

A think blanket of fog enveloped various parts of the state with poor visibility recorded at many places this morning.

“Very dense fog with visibility below 50 metre was recorded at Chandbali, Cuttack and Boudh whereas Paradip witnessed dense fog with visibility remaining between 50 and 200 metre. Puri and Nayagarh recorded moderate fog with visibility remaining between 200 metre and 500 metre. Besides, shallow fog was experienced in Baripada, Balasore, Bhubaneswar, Koraput and Malkangiri,” said the MeT centre.

In view of the cold wave warning, the Odisha government has alerted the district collectors and suggested them to take necessary measures to save poor people from the cold wave.

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