Intense chilly swept throughout Odisha prior to now 24 hours with the mercury plummeting to 4 diploma Celsius in Phulbani, making it the coldest place within the state.
In accordance with the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar officers, the chilly wave situation is prone to final for subsequent 72 hours.
The IMD on Sunday sounded extreme chilly wave warnings in numerous elements of the State until 23 December. The IMD climate replace issued orange warning (chilly wave to extreme chilly wave) for Mayurbhanj, Angul, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh and Bargarh districts whereas yellow warning (chilly wave) was sounded for Koraput, Kandhamal, Balasore, Keonjhar, Boudh, Sonepur, Kalahandi, Nuapada, Dhenkanal, Cuttack and Deogarh districts. Phulbani was adopted by Jharsuguda (5.80 C), Daringbadi (60C), Angul (6.60C), Koraput (70 C), Bhawanipatna (7.80 C), Balangir (8.80 C), Boudh (90 C), Keonjhar (9.30 C), and Sonepur (9.40 C). The temperature dipped beneath 10 diploma Celsius in at the least 10 locations within the state.
The mercury stood at 12.30 Celsius in state capital Bhubaneswar, whereas neighbouring Cuttack recorded a minimal temperature of 11 diploma Celsius, it mentioned.
The night time temperature in most areas is prone to stay round 3 diploma Celsius beneath regular through the subsequent three days within the state, the Met centre mentioned.
Folks have been suggested to keep away from out of doors publicity notably through the night time in two wheelers and automobiles.