Gangtok, January 23: Severe cold was experienced since last 24 hours, the entire sky of the capital and most of the part of Sikkim including the North Sikkim is covered with cloud. It was the first rainfall of the year in the town and surrounding area and the temperature decreased drastically from 8 degree Celsius to around 2 degree celsius and there was rainfall of about 3 centimeter, however, the metrological department is yet to confirm the gravity of cold and actual rainfall. There is report of again the snow falling in Lachen, Lachung and Nathula. There was low turn out of the people in the street who had taken shelter under the umbrella at their hands from the rain fall.
There is report of the cold weather and the foggy at Darjeeling, Guwahati, Shillong and most of the part of North Eastern States.