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Heavy rains to lash NE states; monsoon to advance further

NEW DELHI, JUN 9 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 6/9/2019 11:59:02 AM IST

Following the onset of monsoon, after a delay of almost a week over Kerala, conditions are favourable for further advancement of monsoon.

In the wake of further advancement of monsoon, light to moderate rains with heavy spells will occur over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the coming days, skymetweather report stated.

In the last 24 hours from 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, Gangtok recorded heavy rain to the tune of 73 mm, followed by Passighat 59 mm, Cherrapunji 47 mm, North Lakhimpur 47 mm, Siliguri 47 mm, Dibrugarh 41 mm, Agartala 15 mm, Barapani 10 mm, Kailashahar and Jorhat 9 mm, Shillong 8 mm, Kohima 6 mm, Lengpui and Mazbat 5 mm, Kalimpong 4 mm.

These rains occurred in association with a cyclonic circulation present over parts of Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining parts of the Gangetic West Bengal and Bangladesh region. A trough extending from this system up to eastern parts of Bihar is also enhancing these weather activities. The direction incursion of moisture flow from the Bay of Bengal is continuing over the North Eastern states.

According to reports, heavy rains are expected to lash parts of Upper Assam and adjoining parts of Arunachal Pradesh due to the Western Disturbances moving across the higher latitudes.

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