Rainfall likely in parts of Nagaland
Dimapur/Imphal, Feb. 6 (EMN): Scattered rainfall or thunderstorm is expected in Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon and Tuesang districts in the next four days, as per Regional Meteorology Centre, Guwahati’s weather forecast.
Rain or thunderstorm is also likely in one or two places of Kohima and Wokha on February 8 and 9 respectively. Otherwise, dry weather is most likely in the remaining districts of Nagaland including Dimapur, it added.
‘The Western Disturbance as a trough in middle and upper tropospheric levels with its axis at 5.8 km above mean sea level could be one of the causes of the prevailing weather conditions that was marked by rainfall in isolated places and dipping day temperatures in the Northeast including Manipur and Nagaland. But an improvement in the weather condition is expected,’ according to sources from the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) Guwahati.
Interestingly, with 4 degree Celsius, Kohima on Sunday recorded the lowest minimum temperature among all the capitals of NE states. After Kohima, Shillong had a minimum temperature of 5.6 degree celsius while Imphal recorded 10.1 degree celsius. Aizawl and Agartala had minimum temperatures of 8.2 and 10.1 degree celsius respectively. Rainfall activity is likely to continue over the NE region till February 9 next, as per reports.
In case of Manipur, dry weather is most likely in almost all the districts except Ukhrul, in the next three days while rain and thunderstorm is likely in one or two places of Senapati and Tamenglong on February 8.
Though there was no report of rainfall in the traditionally cold hill stations of Senapati, Tamenglong and Ukhrul on Sunday, the residents witnessed a cold weather with icy wind blowing all over their respective towns after Saturday’s hailstorm in the northern portion of the state. Ukhrul recorded a minimum temperature of 1.2 degree celsius, according to the Environment dept.’s weather report.
It may be noted that mountain ranges of Mao area in Senapati district had already witnessed widespread snowfall in the last few days.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), there would be no significant changes in minimum temperatures in most parts of east India during the next two days, with gradual rise by 2-4°C during subsequent three days. Cold day to severe cold day conditions is also very likely in isolated pockets over Uttar Pradesh during next two days and over Punjab and Bihar during next 24 hours and abate thereafter.
While dense/very dense fog conditions is likely in isolated/some parts in night/morning hours over Uttar Pradesh during next three days and isolated to scattered rainfall likely over West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand and north Odisha on February 9 and 10, it stated.