IMPHAL, Dec 27 - Cold wave has swept Manipur over the last three days with the mercury dipping to as low as 2.35 degrees Celsius in Senapati district on Sunday.
According to the Directorate of Environment (Climate Change Cell) of the State government, Senapati district had recorded 3.82 degrees Celsius on Christmas Day.
Imphal West district recorded a minimum temperature of 3.06 degrees Celsius on Sunday and 4.53 degrees Celsius on Saturday, as per a report of the directorate.
Imphal West district is followed by Bishnupur district, which recorded a minimum temperature of 4.94 degrees Celsius on Sunday.
People in the rural areas of the State on Sunday woke up to a misty and chilly morning. There were also reports of ground frost at some places in the headquarters of Tamenglong district, 150 km west of the State capital on Sunday.
Residents of Imphal have been experiencing chilly winds for the last three days and temperature has gradually dipped in the capital city. According to the weather report of the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, of the Indian Meteorological Department, the minimum temperature recorded in Imphal on Sunday was 2.6 degrees Celsius.
Imphal recorded 5.5 degrees Celsius on Christmas Day and 5.0 degrees Celsius the next day.
Usually cold weather is experienced in Manipur in December-end and the first week of January, but this time the minimum temperature in the State has gone down below 3 degrees Celsius.