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Japfu range wears snow cap; Kohima returns to normalcy

By EMN Updated: Feb 19, 2014 12:05 am

Kohima, February 18

The chilling weather conditions in the state capital since Saturday last came to an end with the highest peak in Kohima, Mount Japfu and surrounding mountain reaches covered with snow this morning.
After three days of inclement and gloomy weather with the Mercury falling down to 2 degree Celcius, Tuesday was bright with bright sun almost most part of the day and Mercury recording the minimum of 4 degree Celcius and maximum at 17 degree Celcius.
However, the past three days inclement weather brought in snow fall on Japfü range with the recently burnt down peak, the second highest mountain peak of the capital standing at 3048 meters above sea level, is the second highest peak in Nagaland. It was covered with snow in this morning but as the day fell the snow melted.
However, another range under the Southern Angami area, Mt Tempü situated at an altitude of 9842 feet was totally covered with snow and till late evening the snow was visible though it had melted to a great extent. However, sources in Viswema said that this year the snow fall has been very less.
Several groups, including young boys and girls, man and woman from various parts of the capital learning about the snow fall braved the chilling weather and trekked the hilly terrain even some reaching to the peak of Mt. Tempü.
Though the upper reaches of the mountainous ranges continues to be under severe cold, the weather the main town was pleasant throughout the day.

By EMN Updated: Feb 19, 2014 12:05:36 am