Guwahati to witness heavy rainfall over next 2 days, RMC issues yellow alert


Guwahati: The regional meteorological centre has issued a ‘yellow alert’ for Guwahati forecasting heavy rainfall activity from May 16 to May 17, 2022.

RMC said a few spells of rain/thundershowers with one or two spells of intense rainfall (2-3 cm in 1 hour) is very likely over Guwahati city.

Meanwhile, the flood situation in Assam continues to remain grim amid a heavy downpour on Monday. 

With the ongoing threat in the form of intensive landslides and flash floods caused by incessant rainfall in Assam, around 41,000 people from 222 villages have been affected, said an Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) flood report on Monday, 16 May.

As many as 1,685 affected individuals have been rescued and are taking shelter in relief camps.

On Sunday, Indian armed forces were called as a part of a rescue operation to evacuate around 100 15616 Silchar- Guwahati Express railway passengers. The train was stranded in Guwahati’s Dima Hasao district torn by heavy rainfalls and resultant landslides.

At least three people, including a child, were killed in the Haflong revenue circle area of the district’s landslides, news agency ANI informed.

Among areas severely affected are Cachar, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Dhemaji, Nagaon, and Kamrup, ASDMA flood report said.