Bhubaneswar, December 28 (Localwire): Cold wave continued to sweep most parts of Odisha with Sonepur, in the western part of the state, experiencing the coldest night on Friday, recording a minimum temperature of 4 degree Celsius.
While there has been no let-up in cold wave across the state during the last 24 hours, the IMD bulletin has indicated that the condition is very likely to prevail over Sundergarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Angul, Mayurbhanj and Balasore districts till 29 December.
“Other parts of the state will also experience cold wave condition,” it stated.
Other places that experienced minimum temperature of below 10 degrees were Keonjhar (5.6 degrees), Jharsuguda (5.8 degrees), Daringibadi (7 degrees), Titilagarh (7 degrees), Sambalpur (7.4 degrees), Angul (8 degrees), Baripada (8.5 degrees), Balasore (7.6 degrees), Hirakud (9.8 degrees) and Cuttack (9.8 degrees).
The capital city of Bhubaneswar recorded a minimum night temperature of 12 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, in view of the prevailing winter, Special Relief Commissioner has issued advisories to district collectors to protect human beings and live stocks from the cold wave.
“People without any proper house may be allowed to take shelter during night hours in schools and other public buildings,” the SRC said, adding that steps may be taken for proper management of homeless and needy visitors.
The police and transport department has also been asked to take necessary steps for controlling the plying of vehicles in fog affected areas, the SRC release stated.