Cold wave gripped Koraput region for past two days with night temperature recorded at 10 degree Celsius on Saturday.
According to reports, after a cyclonic pressure ended a few days back, cold weather prevailed in both hilly and plain areas of the district. It has now spread to almost all the pockets.
In past two days, both night and day temperature fell to 8 degree Celsius. Even the normal temperature was recorded below 10 degree in many hilly areas on Sunday.
People confined themselves to their houses in many areas and many were found warming themselves near street bonfires on Sunday afternoon here. Agriculture department sources said cold weather condition would continue for a couple of weeks.
It is for the first time that intense cold wave has been recorded before January in tribal regions of the district. Normally, such low temperature is recorded during last week of December.