Odisha Witnesses First Snowfall: Snowfall in the Koida and Tensa areas of Bonai, Sundergarh district, affected normal life of the people on the early Monday morning.
Following the unexpected decrease in temperature and return of cold wave conditions yesterday night, Bonai reportedly shuddered as the mercury plummeted below 4 degrees Celsius.
Snowfall was seen in several locations in the Koida and Tensa districts. A coating of snow had blanketed several vehicle, grasses, and tree leaves.
The India Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar said on Monday that the cold wave weather will persist in Odisha for the next two to three days.
“Northwesterly/ northerly dry and cold wind at lower levels penetrating into Odisha, isolated cold wave to severe cold wave conditions highly possible over various portions of the interior and bordering coastal districts of Odisha during next 2-3 days,” according to the MeT office.
There will be no significant changes in minimum nighttime temperatures over the next 2-3 days, according to reports. However, the lowest temperature will be 4 to 6 degrees Celsius below usual.
On December 21, till 8.30 a.m.:
(Yellow Warning): An isolated cold wave is expected to affect Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Sonepur, Boudh, Kandhamal, Bhadrak, Angul, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, and Sambalpur districts.
In between 8.30 a.m. of December 21 to 8.30 a.m. of December 22:
(Orange Warning): Isolated cold waves to severe cold waves are expected to affect Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, and Kandhamal districts.
(Yellow Alert): Isolated cold wave conditions are highly likely to dominate across Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Deogarh, Sambalpur, Angul, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh, Sonepur, Boudh, Bolangir, Nuapada, and Kalahandi districts.
In between 8.30 a.m. of December 22 to 8.30 a.m. of December 23:
(Yellow Alert): Isolated cold waves are expected to affect Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, and Kandhamal districts.
Odisha Witnesses First Snowfall