Odisha: Cold wave predicted

Bhubaneswar: With the cold wind blowing from the north following heavy snowfall in the Himalayan region, most parts of Odisha will experience cold wave condition in the next 48 hours.

According to the former director of the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu, usually almost all parts of Odisha witness cold wave condition from the first week of November. But this year, barring western Odisha, the remaining parts of the state including the coastal belts, the day and temperature have remained much higher.

“This unusual phenomenon has occurred due to the effect of the severe air pollution in Delhi and its nearby areas,” he pointed out.

He, however, said that as the dry cold wind has started blowing from the northern Himalayan range, night temperature in most parts of Odisha including the coastal pockets is likely to come down to about 2 degree Celsius.

While most places in the state have witnessed a marginal drop in the night temperature since yesterday, there will be appreciable fall in the night temperature in the next two days up to November 12,” Sahu pointed out.

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