Bhubaneswar: The minimum temperature dropped as cold wave conditions returned to some districts of Odisha.
The drop in temperature is due to the northwesterly dry and cold winds, which saw at least 15 weather stations logging below 10 degree Celsius, a weather bulletin said.
Kandhamal district experienced intense cold as Daringbadi and Phulbani town reported 6 degrees Celsius each, the lowest in the state.
The minimum temperature in Angul dropped 6 degrees from normal to be at 9 degrees and by 5.8 points to 8 degrees in Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district, the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said.
Meanwhile, Bhubaneswar recorded 11.2 degrees Celsius, a difference of 4.9 degree from normal, while Cuttack was at 13.2 degrees, 3.2 degree below normal.
The mercury dropped to 14.5 degrees in Puri and 11.4 in Balasore, the weatherman added.
Minimum temperatures will be 3-5 degrees Celsius below normal in many places during the next two days.
According to the bulletin, the cold wave conditions would prevail in Kandhamal, Angul, Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Deogarh, Boudh and Nabarangpur for the next 24 hours.
Moreover, cold wave may persist at some places in Jharsuguda, Balangir, Bargarh, Subarnapur, Kalahandi, Nuapada till Monday, the bulletin said.