Bhubaneswar: The cold spell intensified in Odisha with the lowest temperature plunging below six degrees Celsius in some areas, an official said Saturday.
Phulbani town in Kandhamal district, about 200 km from here, Saturday recorded the lowest temperature of 5.2 degrees Celsius, as against 7 degrees Celsius Friday, an official of the Bhubaneswar meteorological centre told IANS.
Mercury also dipped in district headquarter towns Sundergarh, Sambalpur, Keonjhar and Baripada and settled at 6.9, 8.8, 8.4 and 8.5 degrees Celsius. The minimum in these towns recorded Friday was 7.4, 9.8, 9.2 and 8.8 degrees Celsius, the official said.
The state capital Bhubaneswar and adjoining district’s headquarter town Cuttack however remained warmer recording a minimum temperatures of 14.6 and 14 degrees Celsius Saturday, he said.
The official said the cold wave conditions may continue over some parts of interior Odisha during the next two days.