GUWAHATI, Jan 19 � The cumulative impact of the slump in the maximum temperature by about 5 degree Celsius (C) and the continued reduction in the difference between the maximum and the minimum temperatures have been contributing to the discomfort felt by the people in the NE region, particularly in the Brahmaputra and the Barak Valleys of the State.
This is the observation of Hargobinda Pathak, the Deputy Director General of Meteorology (DDGM) of the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here. Pathak also listed the prevailing cold Northerly/Northeasterly wind as the other factor adding to the discomfort of the NE people these days.
The State, particularly its Brahmaputra Valley, is experiencing foggy mornings since the early part of the current month and they are accompanied by mist, haze and clouds over the sky during the day time due to the topographic condition of the valley, said the DDGM.
As of today, a trough in the lower tropospheric level is seen running between Nepal and Nagaland extending up to 1.5 km above the sea level. Accordingly, rainfall activities are expected to continue for the next 24 hours over Arunachal Pradesh and NE Assam. The rest of the region is expected to experience a rainless weather condition during this period, barring a very light rain at one or two places, said the DDGM.
However, the DDGM reiterated his previous assertion that without moderate to heavy rains continuously for at least two days, the situation is unlikely to improve shortly.
The city today recorded a maximum temperature of 20 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 8.6 degree Celsius.
It is pertinent to mention here that the normal maximum temperature of the city during this period is 23 degree Celsius, while its normal minimum temperature for the period is 10 degree Celsius. The city recorded on January 16 a maximum of 22 degree Celsius and a minimum of 9 degree Celsius. On January 17, it recorded a maximum of 19.4 degree Celsius and a minimum of 8.4 degree Celsius. On January 18, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 19 degree Celsius and a minimum temperature of 8.8 degree Celsius.
The city recorded its lowest minimum temperature during this year on January 12 with 8 degree Celsius. It recorded its lowest maximum temperature of 16.2 degree Celsius for this year on January 11.