Northeast India reeling under cold wave
Agartala/Aizawl, Jan 14 (IANS) The entire northeastern region on Saturday reeled under a severe cold wave with the lowest temperature hovering between 3 and 8 degrees Celsius, weather officials said.
Tripura on Saturday recorded the lowest temperature of the current winter season at 6.3 degrees Celsius.
“Today’s (Saturday) minimum temperature in Agartala was recorded at 6.3 degrees Celsius and maximum at 23.5 degrees Celsius. For the first time in the last several years the mercury plummeted to 6.3 degrees Celsius,” India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
The official said that the capital cities of the other northeastern states have also witnessed the minimum temperatures plummeting to 3 to 8 degrees Celsius.
The IMD forecast no rain and predicted that the temperatures are likely to increase slightly from Sunday.
Meanwhile, an IMD official in Aizawl said that on January 12, the mercury in Mizoram capital Aizawl dipped to a record low of 3.2 degrees Celsius, making it the coldest day in the state in the last two decades.