Bhubaneswar, December 20 (LocalWire): Intense cold wave has swept across Odisha with the mercury dipping to 9.5 degrees Celsius in the tourist destination Daringibadi, making it the coldest place in the state during the last 24 hours.
According to the state meteorological department, the cold wave condition will continue for at least another week, while the night temperature is expected to go down further during the next 72 hours.
Daringibadi was followed by Keonjhargarh, which recorded a minimum temperature of 10 degrees Celsius, the meteorological centre here stated.
The mercury stood at 10.3 degrees in Jharsuguda, 10.3 degrees in Balasore, 10.6 degrees in Angul, 11 degrees in Phulbani, 11.5 degrees in Sundargarh, and 11.5 degrees in Sambalpur.
According to the weather department, the temperature in the state capital Bhubaneswar stood at 14.8 degrees Celsius, while neighbouring Cuttack recorded a minimum temperature of 12.4 degrees Celsius.
The port town of Gopalpur was less cold with a temperature of 19.1 degree Celsius, it stated.