State records 25% monsoon rains deficient, says NSDMA

DIMAPUR, AUG 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 8/8/2020 12:33:34 PM IST

Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has informed that monsoon rains have been deficient for the state by about 25% this season as only mild activity occurred during the last ten days.

In a press release, NSDMA secretary, Lhouchalie Viya, however, informed that moderate rain with thunderstorm was expected during late evening and night and frequent spells of intermittent rain lasting till early morning could occur from August 8-16, 2020.

NSDMA stated that the weather activity in the first half would be more than the latter one. 

Further, it predicted that thundershowers and lighting accompanied with heavy rains was expected in the districts of Peren, Kohima, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire, Mokokchung and Tuensang from August 8-11, 2020. 

NSDMA said the second half, including Independence Day, would have better weather conditions. 

One or two spell of rain or thunderstorms of short duration were likely to occur during night. During this period, the days generally would be cloudy. Maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 25°C and 18 °C at most locations except Dimapur where maximum temperature could rise up to 35 °C. 

Any adverse weather causing disruption to the routine activities not expected, but spike in weather activity with frequent rainy spells was expected from August 17 onwards.

NSDMA has, therefore, urged the public to exercise caution to avoid any eventualities during this period. NSDMA also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments that were responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities, to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.



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