Nagaland reels under severe coldwave

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Kohima, Jan 30 (UNI) Nagaland reeled under severe coldwave for the fifth day today with the mercury hovering around 2 degrees Celsius here.

Official sources said sporadic drizzles in many parts of the state, along with westerly winds from Tibet, was the main cause of the dip in temperature.

Pfutsero town under Phek district, situated an altitude of 2,133 meters above sea level, witnessed zero degree. The Mount Saramati, situated above Pfutsero town at an altitude of 3,840 meters above sea level, remained fully covered with snow for the last two weeks.

Meanwhile, all the peaks of Puliebadze range, including Japfu peak, were wearing snow caps, visible from here. Severe coldwave also swept through all the district headquarters of the state and the temperature in the towns of plains were also below normal, sources said.

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