Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NE likely to receive heavy rainfall

The month of August which is the core month of the monsoon season is about to end in a few days. The distribution of rains in the month has been on regional levels.
However, the monsoon axis is now established over the foothills of Himalayas paving way for the moisture feeding southern winds from the Bay of Bengal to reach North East India.
Over the upcoming week, a gradual increase in rainfall activities will be observed in the North East, Sikkim, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Jharkhand and parts of Bihar.
Widespread heavy to very heavy rains are expected to occur in Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Manipur from August 28 to September 3.
Parts of Sub Himalayan West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar to experience scattered to fairly widespread moderate to heavy rains during this period.
Overall North East India will try to recover some of the deficiency during the upcoming week by registering normal to above normal rains. India as a whole recorded a total of 721.2mm rainfall against the average of 672.1mm, a departure from normal stands at +7 per cent, it was at +8 per cent past Saturday.