BALASORE: Intense cold wave swept the northern parts of the State with the interior Mayurbhanj recording 5.4 degree Celsius and Balasore below 8 degree C. Balasore, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj districts have been shivering under the severe cold conditions for the past one week.
According to the Met office sources, on Sunday the minimum temperature in Balasore town was 9 degree C while it was 8.6, the previous day.
The temperature in the interior parts like Simulia, Nilagiri, Bhogarai and Bahanaga hovered around 7 degree C.
Adjoining districts like Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj are also in the grip of freezing cold with the major areas recording an unprecedented low temperature.
Snowfall has been witnessed at Na’na, Meghasani, Barehipani and Upar Barhakamuda, the interior parts of Similipal tiger reserve.
“The mercury remained below normal despite
sunshine at most places. The situation is likely to continue for another couple of
days due to the western disturbance,” said a Met official.
In Mayurbhanj district, the biting cold had people stay indoors while attendance in educational institutions was thin.
The homeless are having a tough time taking shelter at the railway station or bus stand.