IMD predicts heavy rainfall for next few days in Assam and other northeastern states


The India Meteorological Department has predicted heavy rainfall for the next three-four days in Assam.

A cyclonic circulation over South Assam and its neighbourhood is likely to produce isolated to scattered light rainfall activity, along with thunderstorms, lightning and winds gusting to 30-40 kmph over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and Northeast India on March 15.

According to the department, along with heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and hailstorms are expected in the state from March 15-18.

It may be mentioned that few days ago, the Central Meteorological Department (CMD) issued a data stating the rainfall in Assam has decreased by 76 per cent. The rainfall during January-February was about 76 per cent less than normal.

Moreover, there is a 100 per cent decrease in rainfall in several parts of Assam.

Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning, hail and gusty winds are possible at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura also.