BHUBANESWAR: The cold wave gripping the State was unrelenting as interior and western districts continued to experience sub-normal temperature for the third consecutive day. District headquarters town Phulbani and Daringibadi reported 2.5 degree Celsius, lowest of the State, on Monday.
While its weekly outlook suggested that the cold wave might abate, the cold conditions will continue for over a week with a marginal jump in the temperature for a day or two.
The India Meteorological Department bulletin said northern and western districts such as Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda and Kalahandi reported a minimum temperature in the range of eight to nine degree Celsius. Angul town also shivered at 9.2 degree Celsius whereas at Koraput, mercury read 9 degree Celsius.
Both Bhubaneswar and Cuttack reported 12.6 and 12 degrees respectively which was a couple of degree below normal. However, the day temperature rose close to 30 degree in the State Capital. The day temperature across the State ranged from 24.4 degrees to 30.4 degrees Celsius.