Bhubaneswar: At least 15 districts of the State are likely to witness a temperature drop of 3 to 4 degrees over the next couple of days, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted. According to the IMD, few places over South interior, North interior and North Odisha will be the most affected with an appreciable fall in the temperature.
The IMD stated that dense fog is very likely to occur at one or two places over Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Gajapati and Rayagada. Minimum temperature (during the night) is very likely to fall by 3 to 4 degrees during next 2 to 3 days over Odisha.
“Shallow to moderate fog is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Boudh, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Sambalpur and Deogarh, during next two days,” the IMD informed. For Bhubaneswar the IMD predicted fog or mist during early morning and the maximum and minimum temperature will be around 31 and 19 degrees respectively.
On the other hand, a low pressure area over southwest & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal has become well marked and persists over the same region. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours, the IMD stated.
The system is likely to move northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around November 25. The IMD has issued an Yellow warning (heavy rainfall) for Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Nawarangpur, Kalahandi and Malkangiri. During November 25 and 27, these districts are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall.