Assam: Rains and thundershowers likely in next 3 days


GUWAHATI: Parts of North-East India including Assam are expected to receive rains and thundershowers in the next 3-4 days.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), fairly widespread rainfall and/or snowfall activity is likely to drench the state of Arunachal Pradesh over the next two days, and decrease thereafter. Furthermore, isolated thundershowers are on the cards for Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya from Tuesday to Friday, March 16-19, reports

These conditions will be created by a trough in the westerlies and a cyclonic circulation, which are expected to persist over the region over the course of this forecast period, as per The Weather Channel’s met team.

In view of these predictions, the IMD has issued a yellow watch (‘be aware’ of the local weather situation) over the three aforementioned states, along with the neighbouring states of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura on Tuesday, March 16. No alerts have been placed over the region for the subsequent two days, although there remains a possibility of the advisory level getting updated by late Tuesday.

Meanwhile, similar wet conditions were recorded over the Northeast during this recently-concluded weekend, when a passing western disturbance interacted with the easterly winds blowing in from the Bay of Bengal, and created confluence that caused instability over the region.

These meteorological conditions then led to widespread rains and thunderstorms over the northeastern states, particularly over Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya.