Nagaland has been experiencing unusual cold over the past two days.
Snowfall and rain was witnessed in many parts of the State since Thursday evening and early Friday morning leading to a drastic dip in the temperature.
Severe cold is being experienced in the districts of Zunheboto, Phek, Tuensang, Kiphire, Peren and Kohima with maximum temperature hovering between seven to 14 degree Celsius during day time and bitingly chilling three degree Celsius during night time, according to reports.
The cold wave spell was accompanied by wind and rain in many areas.
On Friday, snowfall was witnessed in Tokiye town, Luveshe Old and Hoshepu villages under Aghunato sub-division, Zunheboto, Zavame village in Phek district under Pfütsero sub division, Kiutsukiur and Konya villages under Tuensang district, Phisame village under Kiphire district and Dzuleke under Kohima district.
Even Dimapur, known for its humidity and high temperature during summer and a cool winter shivered on Friday with temperature recorded at 16 degree Celsius on average, according to Skymetweather.
The cold spell at the commercial hub was accompanied by a drizzle.
While snowfall is an annual affair in Tokiye town under Aghunato sub-division, Zunheboto, the residents of Luvishe Old village were witnessing snowfall in their area after a gap of 11 years.
Extremely cold weather is a common phenomenon particularly in areas of Zunheboto, Tuensang, Kiphire and Phek districts during winter.
However, the harsh winter experience is more felt during January.
Similarly, villagers in Phisami village under Kiphire district were reported to have witnessed snowfall in their area after a decade.
At Kapamodzu peak, Zavame village under Pkeh district, fresh snowfall was also reported on Friday.
The snowfall this winter is early, according to villagers. Usually, snowfall is expected in January.
The frozen lake at Pfütsero sub-division, the highest altitude town and the coldest inhabited place in Nagaland was also frozen by Friday morning.
The cold spell and rain is likely to continue for a couple of days.
According to Skymetweather forecast as on Friday, few spells of light to moderate rain and thundershower with gusty winds is likely to continue at many places over Dimapur, Kiphire, Kohima, Longleng, Mokokchung, Mon, Peren, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha and Zunheboto the districts during the next 10-12 hours.