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Cold weather condition grips NE region

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 24 - A cold weather condition made life miserable for the people of the North-east region today.

Cold winds added to the discomfort of the people here, majority of whom preferred to remain indoors. They mostly refrained from the normal Sunday activities like thronging the markets and visiting friends and relatives.

Due to the passage of the western disturbance through the NE region day before yesterday (January 22), the region experienced a cold weather condition today, said sources in the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here this evening.

Generally, a western disturbance system is followed by a cold weather condition and fog and mist. It is characterised also by abrupt dips in temperature, sources said.

The city today recorded a maximum day temperature of 18.8 degree Celsius, against the normal 23 degree Celsius for the period in this respect, while the minimum temperature remained the normal of 11 degree Celsius for the period.

It is expected that the city will record a minimum temperature in the range of 10 degree Celsius to 11 degree Celsius tomorrow morning, while its maximum temperature is expected to shoot up to 22 degree Celsius, sources said, adding, the weather condition is expected to improve from tomorrow onwards.

However, another western disturbance is expected to reach the region by January 28, sources said.

Dhubri today recorded a day temperature of 15 degree Celsius, which was 8 degree Celsius below normal for the period. Tezpur today recorded a maximum temperature of 20 degree Celsius, against the normal 23 degrees for the period, while North Lakhimpur recorded a day temperature of 26 degree Celsius, which was 3 degrees below normal, said the RMC in its daily weather report.

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