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Normal life hit in severe cold in interior Odisha

Normal life hit in severe cold in interior Odisha
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Bhubaneswar, Dec 22 (PTI) Normal life in interior

Odisha was severely hit on Tuesday as the mercury level

plummeted to 4 degrees celsius at Phulbani in Kandhamal

district making it the coldest place in the state.

The weather office has warned continuation of the cold

wave to severe cold wave in five districts during the next 24

hours.

Minimum temperatures observed no large change at most

places over the districts of Odisha. Almost all places

experienced temperature below normal, the IMD said the

condition is likely to prevail till December 24.

This apart, shallow to moderate fog has occurred at

one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri

and Nayagarh of south Odisha.

The Regional Meteorological Centre said in a bulletin

that the five districts affected by severe cold conditions

are Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Sundargarh and Jharsuguda.

While severe cold wave conditions prevailed at one or

two places over the district of Angul of north interior Odisha

and cold wave conditions also prevailed at one or two places

in the districts of Sundegarh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal and

Koraput in the interior parts of the state.

The night temperature in 13 places in the state

dropped below 10 degree Celsius.

The Met office said Phulbani recorded 4 degrees

celsius, followed by Daringbadi at 5.5 degrees, Angul 6

degrees, Koraput 6.6 degrees, Bhawanipatna 7.2, Jharsuguda and

Sundergarh 7.5, Baripada 8.5, Balangir 8.8, Keonjhar and

Titlagarh 9, Sonepur 9.2, and Boudh 9.5 degrees celsius.

The twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack registered

minimum temperatures of 11.7 and 10.5 degrees celsius

respectively, it said.

The highest maximum temperature of 30 degrees Celsius

was recorded at Malkangiri and the lowest minimum temperature

of 4 degrees Celsius was recorded at Phulbani in the plains of

Odisha, the bulletin said.

There is no large change in minimum temperature

(night temperature) over the districts of Odisha during the

next 3-4 days, and it will be below normal by 3-4 degrees

Celsius over the districts of coastal Odisha, the weather

office said.

On the impact of the continuing cold wave, the IMD

said that there is an increased likelihood of various

illnesses like runny/stuffy nose or nosebleed, which usually

sets in or get aggravated due to prolonged exposure to cold.

Livestock too may be affected due to prolonged exposure to

cold.

The IMD also suggested that people stay indoors during

the night in view of the cold conditions, make arrangements to

keep livestock in shaded or indoor areas, avoid movement at

night specially in two-wheelers or open cars and take safety

measures while using heating devices.

There is no large change in minimum temperature

(Night Temperature) over the districts of Odisha during next

3-4 days, and it will be below normal by 3-4 degrees Celsius

over the districts of Coastal Odisha, the IMD said.

Keeping in view the IMD forecast, the special relief

commissioner (SRC) P K Jena in a letter to all the district

collectors and commissioners of municipal corporations said

that necessary public awareness campaigns be conducted on dos

and donts to protect the people and livestock from the

prevailing cold wave.

All collectors are required to ensure that immediate

arrangement is made for the opening of school buildings,

community buildings and other available buildings for use as

shelter during the night by homeless and needy people, the

SRC added. PTI AAM SBN KK

KK KK


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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