Intense Cold Wave Sweeps across Odisha, Snowfall in Koida

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to remain in the grip of a severe cold wave with the minimum temperature Tuesday falling to 5 degrees Celsius in Phulbani, the district headquarters of Kandhamal, while Daringbadi recording 6 degree Celsius.

As many as 11 places of the State witnessed temperatures dipping below 10 degree Celsius.

Intense spell of cold waves have also been witnessed in Keonjhar, Koraput, Mayurbhanj and other parts of Western Odisha. The temperature drop has led to snowfall in Koida area of Sundergarh district.

Mercury dropped to 7.2 degree Celsius in Keonjhar, 8.6 degree in Angul, 9.0 degree in Sonepur and 9.5 degree Celsius in Titlagarh respectively.

Though the state capital Bhubaneswar and adjoining Cuttack, remained warmer recording 11.4 and 11.2 degree Celsius respectively, the cold wave conditions have also hit normal life in twin cities.