Cold waves were reported in several districts of Odisha on Saturday, with temperatures hovering around seven degrees Celsius in Pulpani and Kandhamal districts.
The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast temperatures below 12 degrees Celsius in about 12 districts.
“Temperatures of less than 12 degrees Celsius were recorded in 12 places in Odisha, especially in Pulpani and Kandhamal, 7 degrees Celsius,” said Umashankar Das, senior scientist at Odisha’s IMD.
“Temperatures are expected to drop further. Cold conditions are expected to continue for the next four to five days. Overnight temperatures are expected to be below 2-4 degrees Celsius. Residents are unlikely to get any relief soon,” Das said.
“Temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius or equivalent were recorded in Taringpadi village, Sundergarh, Didilagarh and Bhavanipatna,” he added.
Meanwhile, the state capital Bhubaneswar recorded a high of 27 degrees Celsius and a low of 14 degrees Celsius.
IMD also predicts fog in Bhubaneswar from December 23.