Snowfall in Odisha’s Daringibadi as mercury dips

Phulbani: Daringbadi, considered Kashmir of Odisha, witnessed season’s first snowfall on Sunday morning with the temperature going down.

The first snowfall of the season occurred December 29 at Parapanka, Kutubadi, Khilabadi, Greenbadi, Simonbadi, region of the block. A layer of snow was found at various places in the area in the morning.

Streets wore a deserted look with shops downing the shutters. The residents of the town despite important works preferred to stay indoors due to the chill winter.

As per the latest weather observations recorded by IMD at 8:30 AM today, Daringbadi recorded minimum temperature of 5.5 degree Celsius followed by 4.6 in Angul, 6.1 in Titlagarh, 6.5 in Bhawanipatna, 6.6 in Keonjhar, 7.3 in Jharsuguda and 7.4 in Sambalpur.

Twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar recorded a minimum temperature of 8.8 and 10.2 degree Celsius, respectively.