Bhubaneswar: Cold wave is set to return to Odisha from January 23, With the prevalence of northerly winds blowing over various regions in the State, the cold wave is set to return from January 23.
The minimum temperature is likely to drop by 1 to 3 degree Celsius from January 23, said the Regional Office of the Indian Metrological Department (IMD) here on Monday.
Besides, dense fog would engulf coastal and interior districts of the State on January 22 and 23, said the weather office.
There are chances of dense fog in some coastal and interior pockets like Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Baleswar, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Khordha, Cuttack, Puri, Nayagarh, Sundargarh, Kandhamal, Koraput and Malkangiri districts on January 22 and 23 morning, said the IMD.
Mercury might dip in next one or two days and, thereafter, there would be a slight rise in the temperature and dense fog would prevail. The night temperature may fall by 1 to 3 degree Celsius.
During the foggy weather conditions, visibility would remain within 100 metre which might affect vehicular communications, said the weather office.