IMD predicts rainfall in Assam and other NE states over the next few days


Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, which have been experiencing light to moderate rainfall for the last two days, will receive heavy showers on Tuesday and Saturday at isolated places.

The three states will also experience light to moderate rainfall from Wednesday to Friday, IMD warned on Tuesday.

The Met department said the cyclonic circulation over northeast Assam and neighbourhood at 1.5 km above mean sea level still persists.

Assam received over 10 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, which is 168% more than normal (3.8 mm), while Arunachal Pradesh received over 17 mm (159% more than normal), Meghalaya recorded 20.7 mm (340% more than normal), Tripura got 5.8 mm (69% more than normal) and Nagaland received 2.1 mm (14% more than normal).

In Assam, Silchar received the highest rainfall (29.8 mm) in the last 24 hours, followed by North Lakhimpur (27.8 mm) and Guwahati (25 mm).

The meteorology of Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, said fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorms and lightning is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh and scattered to fairly widespread over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till Saturday besides the heavy rainfall warning.