The cold weather returned to Manipur since the last three days with the mercury dipped to as low as 1.7 degree Celsius on Saturday.
The minimum temperature was recorded in Ukhrul district, according to the daily weather report of Directorate of Environment (Climate Change Cell) of the State government.
The State had recorded a minimum temperature of 2.02 degrees Celsius in Senapati district on Christmas day (December 25) last year.
After Ukhrul, Senapati district has the minimum temperature of 2.32 (against Friday’s 3.06) degrees Celsius on Sturday, as per the report.
Senapati district is followed by Churachandpur and Imphal West district with minimum temperature of 2.3 degree Celsius and 3.85 degree Celsius respectively.
Minimum temperatures recorded in other districts were 5.51 (against Friday’s 6.97) degrees Celsius in Imphal East, 4.34 (against Friday’s 6.65) degrees Celsius in Tamenglong, 5.54 (against Friday’s 8.88) degrees Celsius in Bishnupur, 5.66 (against Friday’s 8.46) degrees Celsius in Kakching, 5.74 (against Friday’s 8.18) degrees Celsius in Noney and 5.84 (against Friday’s 6.48) degrees Celsius in Tengnoupal and 4.48 (against Friday’s 5.18) degree Celsius in Kangpokpi.
Imphal was again swept by chilly wind for the past 48 hours.
The maximum (average) temperature recorded on January 24 was 25.95 degrees Celsius against January 25’s 25.35 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature in the State has been hovering around 4 to 5 degrees Celsius since January 21.
Interestingly, Imphal recorded the lowerst temperature among all the six state capitals of north-eastern region on Thursday, according to IMD reports.
The states are Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura.
Imphal recorded 3.5 degree Celsius while Shillong records 5.0 degree Celsius, Kohima 6.0 degree Celsius, Aizawl 7.6 degree Celsius and Itanagar 12.2 degree Celsius.