Nagaland in grip of unusual heat since last fortnight

Nagaland in grip of unusual heat since last fortnight

Agency News

Kohima, Aug 13 : For the first time in Nagaland, the State has been experiencing a bizarre heat wave since the last week of July with the maximum temperature hovering much above the normal historical average, particularly in all district headquarters.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) regional forecast for yesterday, it was put the maximum temperature at 31.6 Degree Celsius in Kohima, while it was 36 Degree Celsius for Dimapur and 30 Degree Celsius in Mokokchung. The commercial capital of Nagaland, the Dimapur town is generally considered as one of the hottest places in the state.

The people in the health station Kohima town, for the first time experiencing unbearable heat for past five days, when there was sunlight and people had to collect fans to beat the heat. There was heat when there will be sunlight, but rainfalls everyday is giving relief for the people. Interestingly, there was no provision of fans to those building; even in Government buildings constructed before 1990 and people started using fans only in the recently built buildings.

The State is receiving adequate heavy to medium rainfall that occurred every day since the last week of July throughout the state. Due to high relative humidity, however, most felt much hotter than the actual temperature. Relative humidity was as high as 90 per cent in Dimapur yesterday and it was quite unbearable heat, since most people are not venturing out of their respective shelters, during the daytime, where businesses have been affected.

However, there seemed to be some relief from the heat as in all the places in the coming days as the IMD’s seven Day's Forecast has predicted likelihood of either “cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain” or “thundershowers” from today till August 18 as the maximum temperature in Dimapur is expected to fall to 33 Degree Celsius and in Kohima and Mokokchung, the maximum temperature is expected to fall below 30 Degree Celsius in the coming days. (UNI)