Kohima: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department, in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, has issued weather notification that parts of Nagaland are expected to experience freezing cold and likely to hit a minimum temperature of 0°C this week.

NSDMA Joint CEO Johnny Ruangmei said places where the temperature is expected to hit 0°C include parts of Kohima, Phek, Zunheboto, and Kiphire districts.

Kohima is expected to hit a minimum temperature of 0°C with a maximum temperature of 11°C, while Phek is expected to have a minimum of 0°C and 12°C maximum, Zunheboto is expected to hit a minimum of 0°C and maximum of 18°C, and Kiphire is expected to have a minimum of 0°C and a maximum temperature of 14°C.

Parts of Tuensang district are expected to experience a minimum temperature of 2°C and a maximum of 16°C. “These are some of the districts in Nagaland where extreme changes in weather phenomena have been observed,” Ruangmei said.

The weather across Nagaland is expected to clear up the patchy weather from Tuesday onwards. Partly cloudy sky with dry and sunny weather over the state is expected between Tuesday and Friday. The temperature during both day and night is expected to increase marginally during this period.

Rainfall activity is expected to make a comeback around Saturday but for a short duration and it will be light and scattered rainfall, and is not expected to have any major impact. Districts of Peren, Kohima, Phek and Kiphire are expected to experience scattered rainfall at a few places around Friday.

The NSDMA, Home Department, urged the public to be vigilant and not to shelter under large trees or near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood.

It also requested all DDMAs and other line departments responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities to be on alert to save lives and properties during the monsoon period.   

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