Kohima: Some parts of Nagaland witnessed snowfall — the first time in about four decades — following cyclonic circulation (CC) over Bangladesh and the associated wind convergence, said reports.s
Several parts of Northeast India, coastal Odisha and northeastern coastal Andhra Pradesh also witnessed rains on Friday due to the development.
Taking to Twitter, Mmhonlumo Kikon, adviser IT, science and technology, NRE, wrote: “Nagaland witnessing snowfall after nearly four decades! #ClimateChange”.
Viral videos of the snowfall at Luvishe village, under the Aghunato sub-division of Zunheboto district, circulated on social media on Friday. It was also reported that some villages under Kiphire and Tuensang districts witnessed snowfall.
Meanwhile, Johnny Ruangmei, OSD Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), told EastMojo that after Saturday, the CC will not be accompanied by wind convergence, and will not cause bad weather in these surrounding areas.
He added that the daytime temperatures over plain areas of north and central India are expected to be significantly colder than normal until Monday. Therefore, the next five days will be in a condition that is likely to generate dense fog in the morning.