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Geography of Cuttack

Cuttack is the former capital city of Odisha and the current headquarter of the Cuttack district. It is one of the important cities of the state.

Location of Cuttack

Located at 20°30' North Latitude and 85°49' 60'' East Longitude Cuttack is spread across 298 sq km. Also known as the millennium city, Cuttack is located at an elevation of 36 meters above the sea level. Cuttack is situated right on the delta formed by Mahanadi and its tributaries including the Kathjori, the Kuakhai and the Birupa from almost all the sides.

Geography of Cuttack

Temperature in Cuttack

Cuttack experiences a tropical climate most of the time during the year. The weather here remains hot and humid in the summers which is said to be between the months of March and June. In the months of July to August the temperature remains modest and the months between October and January are said to be winter season. Monsoon is said to be experienced in Cuttack during the months of July and August. Around 144.39 centimeters of rainfall is experienced during the monsoons. The city also experiences a moderate climate between mid-January and mid-March and in this period the climate of Cuttack remains very pleasant. Most of the tourists visit the city in this season only.

Climate of Cuttack

Temperature of Cuttack remains hot and humid during the summer where as the city experiences much cold weather during the winter months. Most pleasant climate remains in Cuttack during the months of mid-Januarys to mid-March. Tourists willing to travel in Cuttack can plan their trip between January and March. The silver city experiences a hot and humid weather between March and June. The maximum temperature of Cuttack during the summer is recorded around 40°C; while, the minimum temperature during this period is about 25°C. During the winters, Cuttack climate ranges between 16°C and 10°C. Furthermore, the city experiences a heavy rainfall between July and August. During the monsoon season, Cuttack experiences about 144.39 centimeters of rainfall.

Geographical Parameters of Cuttack

Given below is some of the geographical information about Cuttack:

Latitude - 20°30' North latitude
Longitude - 85°49' 60'' East longitude
Altitude - 36 meters
Time Zone - UTC+5:30
Maximum Summer Temperature - 40°C
Minimum Summer Temperature - 25°C
Maximum Winter Temperature - 16°C
Minimum Winter Temperature - 10°C

Odisha being closer to the Bay of Bengal it is very much cyclone prone state. In the summer season severe thunderstorms can be experienced all over the state. Cuttack being situated on the delta of Rivers Mahanadi and Kathjori also gets affected by the Rainfall and cyclones. Although Cuttack is relatively safer from earthquakes as it is situated in the relatively safe seismic zone II. Drinking water is provided by river Mahanadi, which is further treated for the purpose. There are also numerous ponds in the city that store rain water. The river is also used as a dumping zone for sewage produced in the city which creates several layers of pollution.

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