Heavy rains will continue in the northeast until June 19, red alert for Assam and Meghalaya

Assam, which is reeling from floods, and Meghalaya are expected to experience extremely heavy rains over the next four days. A red alert was also issued in parts of Assam and Meghalaya on Wednesday and Thursday.

In its update on Tuesday, June 14, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said heavy rains are expected to continue over northeast India for most of this week. He also said: ‘Gradual drop in maximum temperatures of 2-3C is very likely over northwest India over the next three days and no significant change thereafter.

The IMD also predicted rainfall over neighboring sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. “Wide thunderstorms are very likely over northeast India and nearby sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim over the next 5 days (from June 14),” IMD said on Tuesday.
(Credit: IMD)
“Heavy rainfall (is also likely) over Nagaland and Manipur from June 15-18. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is also likely over Arunachal Pradesh on June 15-16 and over Assam and Meghalaya during the next 5 days,” the weather service said.

Normal lives have been disrupted in Assam as the state continues to witness heavy downpours leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas. The water level has risen to 10 feet in some areas, news agency ANI reported on Tuesday.

Guwahati: Rickshaw pullers wade through a flooded street after rains, in Guwahati on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (Photo PTI) Guwahati: Rickshaw pullers wade through a flooded street after rains, in Guwahati on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. (Photo PTI)

“NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) personnel have been deployed for relief operations in various parts of Guwahati hit by severe waterlogging,” the report said. One person also died after their house was flooded, NDRF Inspector Gajendra Singh said.

According to the IMD, heavy rains may also occur over Jharkhand on June 16-17 and over Bihar from June 16-18.

“Fairly widespread/widespread rains with thunderstorm/lightning most likely over Karnataka Coast, Kerala and Mahé and Lakshadweep and scattered to fairly widespread rains likely over Konkan and Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana and Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Karaikal for the next five days,” he added.

(Edited by : Akriti Anand)

First post: STI


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