Nagaland still reeling under cold wave

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Kohima, Feb 10 (UNI) People across Nagaland have been reeling under cold wave for the past three days following sporadic drizzles since Friday eight and the minimum temperature in many parts of the state dropping below the freezing point.

Local Met sources said here today that the state had experienced the coldest day of the season on February 1, when many high-altitude areas of the state experienced heavy snowfall.

Meanwhile, the mercury in the capital town of Kohima, situated at an altitude of 1,444.12 meters above the sea level, was still below two degrees Celsius, affecting life as the people preferred to stay indoors due to the severe cold.

All the high peaks of the Puliebadze range under Kohima district, including the Mount Japfu, situated at an altitude of 3,015.60 metres above the sea level, remained covered in snow.

The highest peak of the state, Mount Saramati in Phek district, at an altitude of 3,840.00 metres above the sea level, remained snow-clad for more than one month.

The Pfutsero town, the highest altitude town of the state, situated just below Mount Saramati, at an altitude of 2,133 metres above the sea level, was reeling below zero degrees Celsius for about a month.

Besides, the other areas of the state, including the plains, were also experiencing temperatures below the normal level and suffering from unprecedented cold for the past few days, sources said.

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