Kandhamal: Cold wave conditions have swept across the State and according to the weather forecast they are here to stay for the next few days. According to sources, the mercury dipped to three degree Celsius in Daringbadi today while the 4.5 degree was registered in Phulbani.
The following minimum temperatures (in degree Celsius) have been recorded today:
- Angul- 5.6
- Keonjhar- 6.4
- Bhawanipatana- 6.5
- Jharsuguda- 7.0
- Bolangir- 7.1
- Koraput- 7.2
- Sambalpur- 7.3
- Balasore- 7.8
- Sundargarh- 8.0
- Bhubaneswar and Cuttack - 8.2
- Hirakud- 8.7
- Baripada- 9.0
- Chandbali- 9.5
- Paradip- 10.9
- Malkangiri- 11.1
- Gopalpur- 11.6
- Puri- 12.1
Odisha State Disaster Management Authority (OSDMA) has issued the following precaution s to be taken to stay safe during such extreme conditions:
- Try staying indoors during extreme cold conditions
- Wear sufficient warm clothes while traveling. Keep your head covered with muffler. Socks and shoes are a must.
- Children and senior citizens should be given special attention.
- Provisions should be made to emit poisonous gases from gas stoves outside of the homes.
- Eat warm foods and drink lukewarm water. Do not make use of cold water.
- If you are lighting bonfire or using heater to keep yourself warm, then take safety measures to prevent fire mishaps.
- Livestock and domestic animals should not venture out in the night. They should be kept warm and covered.
- If your are feeling unwell due to cold, visit the doctor.
- Stay updated about weather forecast from Television, radio, newspapers and the internet.