GUWAHATI, Jan 10 - A cold weather condition has finally set in the northeastern region at the near end of the winter season today. The Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here maintains that this spell of the cold weather condition is expected to prevail at least for the next few days. During the�Bhogali Bihu, which is scheduled to be celebrated after three days, the chill is expected to continue, RMC sources say.
The foggy, cold weather condition witnessed in the city for the first time during this winter season, has dipped the day temperature to 21.2 degree Celsius, against its normal of 23.4 degree Celsius for the period.�In Dibrugarh, the day temperature dipped to 23.2 degree Celsius, against the normal of 23.9 degree Celsius, while Tezpur recorded a day temperature of 21.3 degree Celsius, against a normal of 23.4 degree Celsius.
Significantly, due to its closeness to Mizoram, which has remained almost free of the impact of the prevailing weather systems, Silchar recorded a day temperature of 27.1 degree Celsius against a normal of 24.3 degree Celsius, sources say.
Today�s overall weather condition in the region is attributed to the two cyclonic circulations�� the upper air cyclonic circulation over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and adjoining Bihar, which is extending up to�0.9 km above the mean sea level and the cyclonic circulation over Chhattisgarh and its neighbourhood, which is extending up to 1.5 km above the mean sea level.
These two systems are also likely to cause light rain at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh on January 10, 11 and 12 and over Assam and Meghalaya on�January 10 and 11, said the RMC sources.
However, the weather is expected to be dry over Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on�January 12, 13 and 14. And over Arunachal Pradesh, the weather is expected to be dry on�January 13 and 14, RMC sources say.