It may have taken a while—four decades as some reports claim—but it finally snowed in parts of Indian state of Nagaland last week, turning the region into a winter wonderland. The rolling green mountains and meadows in the districts of Zunheboto, Kiphire, Phek and Tuensang were blanketed in fresh powder due to a biting cold wave in northeast India.
Snow is uncommon in Nagaland. At this time of the year, the temperature usually drops to 10-11°C, but last week, the temperature dropped to 2-3°C. Several other parts of the northeast are also experiencing extreme cold conditions.
Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday was the most frigid city in the northeast on Monday at a temperature of 2.9°C. The conditions were similar in Imphal in Manipur, while Shillong reported a low of 5°C.
It’s not just the northeast. Delhi reported its lowest temperature last week in nearly six years at a temperature of 1.4°C.
From Fri, 03 Jan 2020 13:41 UTC report at