Cold wave to continue in NE for next 72 hrs

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Agartala, Feb 01 (UNI) The weathermen have predicted shivering cold wave along with scattered rain across Northeastern state for another 72 hours following the Western Disturbances.

According to Agrometerological Advisory Service of ICAR, Tripura, a deep disturbance was located in upper troposphere besides, Himalayan cold wind movement across the region, which is likely to intensify in the next three days.

Light to moderate rain occurred at most places over Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram, Assam and Meghalaya during last 24 hours while the temperature during night was below normal.

Rain and thundershowers are likely to occur at most of the places in the region in the next 48 hours, Met sources said.

The local met officials said cold winds have been moving eastward slowly across Arunachal Pradesh and southeastern Tibet and under its influence the existing condition is likely to aggravate.

Due to western disturbance, moisture incursion was taking place from the Bay of Bengal with a direction towards the region, which results in rainfall,they added.

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