At 2.29 degrees Celsius, Manipur’s Senapati district recorded the lowest minimum temperature on Saturday under a cold wave that hit Manipur.
This was the lowest minimum temperature among all districts recorded so far this winter, said Climate Change Cell of the Manipur Directorate of Environment.
Cold wave and cold day conditions are being recorded in Manipur for the last few days due to plummeting temperatures.
The minimum temperature in the State has been hovering around 5 to 7 degrees Celsius for the last few days.
Chilly winds have been sweeping through the Imphal Valley for the last three days. Temperatures have dropped in both the hill and valley districts after the second week of this month.
The maximum temperature – 27.77 degrees Celsius – in the State today was recorded at Noney.
On Friday, Senapati district had recorded a maximum temperature of 20.93 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of 3.88 degrees Celsius.
The minimum temperature in Imphal fell to 3.92 degrees Celsius today against Friday’s 7.3 degrees Celsius. Residents here have felt the nippy weather since yesterday.
As per the weather report of the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, the minimum temperature recorded in Imphal on Saturday was 3.2 degrees Celsius.
The temperature has gradually gone down in Imphal since Thursday (7.5 degrees Celsius) and Friday (6 degrees Celsius), sources in the Lamphelpat-based Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Manipur Centre, said.
The minimum temperature recorded at its centre on Saturday was 4.4 degrees Celsius.