Assam to receive heavy rainfall


GUWAHATI: Assam and and four other  northeastern states are set to witness a spike in rainfall activity over the weekend, as heavy to very heavy rains have been forecast across the region for the next 2-3 days, reported the Weather Channel.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a well-marked low pressure area lies over north coastal Odisha and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal and northwest Bay of Bengal on Saturday morning.

Its presence is expected to bring scattered to widespread rainfall across northeast India, with isolated heavy to very heavy showers and thunderstorms likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya on Saturday.

On Sunday, the conditions over the above three states will slightly de-intensify, and they will receive isolated heavy rains along with Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on Sunday and Monday. However, on Tuesday, heavy to very heavy rainfall will once again make a return over the entire northeastern region.

Accordingly, the IMD has placed the whole of northeast under orange alert (“be prepared” for rough conditions) on Saturday and Tuesday, while a yellow watch (“be aware” of local weather situation) will be issued over the region on Sunday and Monday.