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Met deptt predicts heavy rainfall in NE

NEW DELHI, MAY 23 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 5/23/2020 1:06:10 PM IST

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted intense rainfall activity over Northeast between May 25 and May 27. According to IMD office, due to the influence of converging strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal, NE will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls between May 25 and 27.

Parts of North East have been experiencing heavy to very heavy rainfall since past two days, it said, issuing a red alert specifically for Assam and Meghalaya on May 26 and 27.

IMD has also issued an orange alert in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh from May 24 to 27 for heatwave; in west and east Rajasthan for heatwave and severe heatwave; and in Vidarbha for heat wave. An orange alert is issued when a heatwave is likely to persist for more than four days or a severe heatwave for more than two days. It means high health concerns for the vulnerable sections, infants, elderly and persons with chronic illness and a warning to avoid exposure to heat, keep cool and hydrated.

IMD has also issued  an orange alert for Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, and Rajasthan from Sunday. 

It also said dry northwesterly winds prevailing over Northwest and Central India since past two days are expected to continue to prevail over the next four to five days.

Under its influence, heat wave to severe heat wave conditions are expected over plains of Northwest and adjoining Central India. 

Rainfall activity has significantly reduced over south Peninsular India, giving rise to development of heat wave conditions over parts of the region as well, it said.

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