Mercury falls to minus one degree in Kandhamal
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 00:05
  
Phulbani (Orissa): While the severe cold wave sweeping Kandhmal district in Orissa affected normal life, Belghar in the district recorded minus one degree Celsius on Friday, official sources said.

The temperature, lowest of the season, was recorded today at 5.30 AM at Belghar while the temperature was one degree Celsius at Daringbadi in the district, meteorological observatory sources said.

Thin layer of ice was clearly visible in these two places since last two days, the sources said.

The district headquarter town Phulbani recorded 3.2 degree Celsius yesterday and 5.2 degree Celsius today, they said.

Last year Daringbadi had witnessed scattered snow fall and the temperature was recorded 0.7 degree Celsius which was the lowest in the entire district.

Meanwhile, a thin layer of ice was found in many interior pockets of Balliguda sub-division and carcass of birds were spotted in forest areas and fish found dead in different water bodies.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 24, 2011, 00:05


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