Kohima records lowest temperature in Northeast
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Dec. 29 (EMN): The recent reports of snowfall in several parts of Nagaland might have created a winter spectacle, but the cold wave has invariably affected a drastic drop in temperature in the Northeast region. The state capital, Kohima reported the lowest temperature in the region with 3.4 degree Celsius on December 28.
Sohra in Meghalaya also recorded a minimum temperature of five degree Celsius while Aizawl and North Lakhimpur (7.8 degree Celsius), Jorhat (8.3 degree Celsius), Dibrugarh (8.4 degree Celsius) and Imphal (8.7 degree Celsius) were the other regions that registered its mercury dipping below ten degrees Celsius.
According to an official from the Indian Metrological Department (IMD), the minimum temperature might decrease further in the coming days considering the prevailing weather conditions in the Northeast region. “Due to a passing weather disturbance because of an upper air trough, rainfall and snowfall has been experienced in the north-east in the last 24 hours,” the official said.
Other Northeast state capitals like Guwahati, Agartala and Itanagar recorded a minimum temperature of 11.3, 13 and 9.9 degree Celsius respectively. The maximum temperature in Shillong was reported to be 14.9 degree Celsius on Saturday. The region also experienced rainfall at isolated places across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya in the last 24 hours. Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura also reported rainfall in many places on December 28.
IMD informed that there is a possibility of rainfall in the first week of January. The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) also issued a weather bulletin stating that most of the north-eastern states would remain dry on Sunday. “Shallow to moderate fog is very likely to occur at isolated places over eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura,” it added.
(With inputs from Times of India)