Bhubaneswar, Nov 9: Over the past 24 hours, minimum night temperatures in various parts of Odisha have fallen by 2°C to 3°C, as a result of the influence of cold, dry air entering the state from the north and northwest. The lowest recorded night temperature, at 13.2°C, was observed in the hilly areas of G. Udaygiri and Koraput, while in the plains, it reached 12.7°C in Kirei and 13.0°C in Phulbani, the regional center of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) via its official X handle said.
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According to the IMD, this drop in night temperatures will result in cold weather across the entire state, particularly in the hilly areas of Kandhamal, Koraput, Rayagada, Malkangari, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, and Gajapati.
Sources said, light to moderate rain or thundershowers are expected in one or two places in the districts of Malkangiri and Koraput, while the rest of Odisha is likely to experience dry weather.