- Imphal becomes the second coldest capital city after Shillong in NE
- As per ICAR, the temperature dips to 2.5 degrees in the capital city
- Shillong recorded a minimum temperature of -0.7 degree Celsius
As the new year starts, the temperature of the Northern and Northeast regions dips to the left side of the scale. Talking about the Northeast, the coldest city is Shillong of Meghalaya, where the mercury plunged to -0.7 degree Celsius and after this, Imphal of Manipur became the second coldest city of NE.
ICAR recorded 2.5 degrees temperature
The whole Northeastern region of the country is shivering under the cold waves from the Himalayas.
Meanwhile, The capital city of Manipur, Imphal becomes the second coldest capital city after Shillong of Meghalaya.
Imphal recorded 2.5 degrees and Shillong recorded -0.7 degree Celsius temperature as per the data recorded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, ICAR Manipur Centre) in Imphal and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.
Similarly, Kohima recorded minimum temperature of 5 degree Celsius, Aizawl 4.4, Agartala 7.9, Dispur (Guwahati) 6.9 and Itanagar 9.6, according to IMD reports.
A minimum temperature of 3.6 degree Celsius in Imphal, according to Indian Council of Agricultural Research on January 16 in 2017 was one of the lowest recorded temperatures.
Residents in Imphal have been feeling chilly winds for the past three days. The minimum temperature in the State particularly in Imphal, which has been hovering around 8-7 degree Celsius since January 4.
This has gradually gone down since Friday (7.3 °C), Saturday (6.4°C) and Sunday (4.4°C) as per IMD Imphal office records against the ICAR reports of (8.3°C),(7.6°C) and (4.7°C) degree Celsius.