As flash floods sweep Assam, another week of rain forecast for Northeast India

May 24, 2019 11:06 AM |

The entire Northeast India is receiving heavy pre-Monsoon downpour for several days now. The last few days, have been specifically rainy for the states of Assam and Meghalaya which received a whopping 22.3 mm of rain on May 23, Thursday. This is almost double the normal daily figure for the states.

Heavy Rains in Northeast India

Just recently flash floods swept large areas of residential land in Assam’s Jorhat district. Flood waters of river Bhogdoi breached its embankment at Solmara and Malowkhat areas, inundating vast tracts of land and villages. Continuous rainfall for the past fortnight has resulted in swelling of rivers. The district administration has set up three relief camps for the affected.

Also read- Very Heavy Rains To Lash Tripura And Meghalaya, Rest Northeastern States To Witness Good Rains

A large network of rivers flow through Northeast India, with most of these feeding the mighty Brahmaputra river. The entire region usually is on a threat during the pre-Monsoon and Monsoon season. The varied terrains of the area act as susceptible catchment areas in times of heavy downpour.

Today as well, rains are likely to continue with the same intensity over Assam and Meghalaya. This activity will then spill over to Mizoram and Tripura. And the next week is going to be rainy for the entire Northeast India. Moderate lightning and rains are in store for states like Mizoram, Nagaland, Kohima, Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh during this period. These rains will help in covering up the pre-Monsoon deficiency faced by the northeastern states.

Caution is extended against floods, lightning and cloud bursts in the area. According to meteorologists, the situation needs to be guarded carefully by the authorities for the next few days.

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