IMD issues yellow alert for NE states

KOLKATA, MAY 19 (AGENCIES): | Publish Date: 5/19/2021 2:43:31 PM IST

 Following the lead of India’s cyclone-hit southern and western states, parts of North East will witness some intense rainfall activity as well, with heavy rains set to lash the region for the next three days.

According to The Weather Channel’s met team, a cyclonic circulation located over North East will give rise to widespread rains, thunderstorms, and gusty winds blowing at 30 to 40 kmph across the region. Some areas will also experience isolated heavy showers.

The rainfall activity will intensify from Wednesday to Friday.

Apart from the heavy precipitation, these areas will also be at the risk of facing swollen rivers and mudslides due to the drag on rain activity, meteorologists have warned.

In view of these predictions, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a yellow watch over the entire North East region on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Within Assam, the IMD’s regional met centre in Guwahati has issued thunderstorm warnings over most districts. 

However, districts like Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Darrang, Golaghat, Bishwanath, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Majuli, Charaideo, Dibrugarh, Tinsuka, Dima Hasao, Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj will be particularly vulnerable to isolated heavy rains over the next three days.

Further, the districts of East Kameng, Papumpare, East Siang, Lower Dibang Valley, Dibang Valley, Anjaw, Lohit, Changlang and Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh; Jiribam and Churachandpur in Manipur; and Wokha, Mokokchung, Tuensang and Mon in Nagaland will also be affected by isolated heavy rainfall in this forecast period.

Meanwhile, since the beginning of the pre-monsoon season on March 1, a majority of the northeastern states have recorded below-normal rainfall as compared to their respective average figures for this period.


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