Aizawl, Feb 3: January 2016 was the coldest month for Aizawl city during the last 30 years i.e. since 1986. This was said today at the meeting of Scientists and Officers under Directorate of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of Mizoram here at the office of and under the leadership of Dr. R.K Lallianthanga, Chief Scientific Officer.
The meeting analyzed and discussed the weather condition of Aizawl in the month of January from 1986 to 2016.
The minimum temperature when it was coldest in 2016 January was 3.7 Celsius Degree, and the average minimum temperature of the month recorded 6.37 Celsius Degree. The meeting learnt that taken on average the maximum temperature in the month of January goes on increasing gradually during 1986 -2016.
Meanwhile, the average range of hot and cold weather in the month of January goes on widening year by year.
As per available data which was shown in the meeting, 24 January 2016 was the coldest day for Aizawl in 30 years and the minimum temperature recorded 3.7 Celsius Degree. It was also noted that during the last 30 years, the average annual increase in the maximum temperature of January was 0.087 Celsius Degree while the average annual decrease of minimum temperature was 0.034 Celsius Degree.
State Climate Change Cell under Science and Technology Department was set up under National Mission for Sustaining Himalayan Ecosystem (NMSHE) project in 2015 since then it carries out study on the impact of climate change in Mizoram.
Dr. R.K. Lallianthanga spoke at the meeting today on the steps taken by Science & Technology for Mizoram and the progress made by State Meteorological Centre. He also highlighted the initiatives of State Climate Change Cell.
Two Project Scientists of State Climate Change Cell Lalthanpuia and James Lalnunzira Hrahsel also gave report through power point presentation in the meeting.