Cold wave grips the state of Nagaland after rains
KOHIMA, March 22: A cold wave gripped Nagaland as the mercury ran down following showers of rains since Sunday last, compelling the people to take out warm clothes after sweating summer days, that prevailed since mid-February last.
The clouds started gathering in the sky since Saturday morning and there was almost heavy showers of rainfalls for more than six hours, which brought the temperature down.
Since then intermittent rainfall disturbed the normal life throughout the state.
The high altitude towns of the state are also experiencing medium to heavy fogs, disturbing the vehicular traffic.
There was a little sunlight in the morning today, but from noon the sky was covered with clouds and few spells of rain had brought down the temperature.
The capital town of Kohima is reeling with minimum temperature below 10 degree Celsius.
The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) under the Home Department has informed that the recent weather across the state was due to the withdrawal of the South West monsoon 2016.
The Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Khrienuo Metha informed that as per the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) half hourly updates as on March 21 at 1400 hrs through the INSAT-3D Infra image, the withdrawal of the South West monsoon 2016 was receding towards western disturbance over North Pakistan.
The Commissioner and Secretary further informed that as per the forecast of the IMD validating with the local weather stations of the NSDMA and Soil & Water Conservation Department, there would be no clear weather up to March 25.
Analyzing the weather data of the IMD, the NSDMA and Soil & Water Conservation Department have presented the weather data for the month of March, as on March 20 last.