Assam, Meghalaya to Receive Heavy Rainfall from September 30 to October 2


Guwahati: Heavy rainfall alert has been issued for Assam, Meghalaya from September 30 to October 2. 

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), isolated heavy showers are set to lash  Assam and Meghalaya on Thursday and Friday.

In view of these predictions, the IMD has issued a yellow watch over Odisha on September 31 and October 1, and over Assam and Meghalaya on October 2-3. The advisory urges residents to ‘be aware’ of the local weather situation.

Owing to this heavy rain spell, the state of Assam, which is currently experiencing its third spell of monsoon rainfall-induced floods, may witness the further deterioration of the conditions in the days to come.

As of Monday, September 28, the ongoing flood situation has affected 3.18 lakh people in 13 districts across Assam. One person was reported dead in Nagaon district, while another remained missing in the Dhemaji district, thereby taking the total death toll of this year’s monsoon floods to 119. Further, 13,500 hectares of crops in 390 villages have also been inundated.

The Central Water Commission’s latest report adds that river Brahmaputra at Guwahati in Kamrup district and river Buridehing in Tinsukia district continue to flow in ‘severe’ situation as of Tuesday afternoon. Therefore, a strict vigil is to be maintained around these rivers for the next few days to avoid embankment breaches, the CWC has warned.