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Amidst festive mood, cold wave sweeping Manipur

by Huirem Naresh
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Imphal, Dec 27

With festival mood filled the air, the state of Manipur has  started to experience a cold wave with the mercury plunging to 2.7 degree Celsius on Thursday, according to official weather data in Imphal.The minimum temperature recorded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR)Manipur centre at its Lamphelpat premises in Imphal. The maximum temperature for the day was 22.2 degree Celsius.
Otherwise the state capital recorded a minimum temperature of 3.1 degree Celsius on Wednesday while minimum temperatures for other districts are Kangpokpi 3.6 degree Celsius, Churachandpur 3.4 degree Celsius, Tamenglong 4.6 degree Celsius, Bishnupur 5.1 Degree Celsius, Imphal East 5.5 Degree Celsius, Kakching 6.5 Degree Celsius, Noney 5.8 Degree Celsius, Tamenglong 6.65 Degree Celsius, Tengnoupal 6.2 Degree Celsius and Ukhrul 7.8 Degree Celsius, according to the daily weather reports of Directorate of Environment (Climate change cell), Government of Manipur.
Chilly wind is sweeping Imphal since the last four days. The maximum (average) temperature recorded on December 25 was 26.3 degree Celsius against December 24 26.8 degree Celsius, while the minimum temperature in the State, has been hovering around 4-5 degree Celsius since December 20.
The  With the sudden fall in temperature, consumption of charcoal as well as buying of electric heaters are on the rise particularly in Imphal valley, according to charcoal traders and shop keepers in the state capital.
The cold wind came early this time comparing to previous records, a weather observer here said.The cold wind usually came here in January in the past years. 

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