Assam Floods: Situation worsens, torrential rains continue to lash northeastern states

July 14, 2019 12:12 PM |

Floods in Assam. Northeast India

In the northeastern states of the country, light to moderate rain and thundershowers have been experienced at many places with heavy showers at scattered places mainly over Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Sikkim.

Also, because of heavy monsoon rains in India's northeast Assam state displaced more than a million people from their homes.

The Brahmaputra river, which flows from the Himalayas into India and then through Bangladesh, has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,800 villages in the state.

In the past 24 hours, Pasighat recorded 79 mm of rains while North Lakhimpur saw 23 mm of rains.

The Monsoon Trough is still persisting along the foothills, thus moderate to heavy rain activities along with lightning strike would continue over the northeastern states. Main rainfall activities of moderate to heavy in nature with very heavy over isolated places will be seen over isolated places of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Nagaland during the next 24 to 36 hours.

While light rain activities will be seen over Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and South Assam. Thereafter, the rainfall activity is likely to decrease as the Trough would be shifting southward. Assam was already on high alert due to heavy rains forecast over the next few days.

Weather Alert for Assam and Meghalaya

Intermittent spells of moderate to heavy rain and thundershower at many places with very heavy showers along with moderate lightning strike will be seen over Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Charaideo, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup Metro, Karbi Anglong East, Karbi Anglong West, Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, N.C.Hills, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara-Mankachar, Tinsukia, Udalguri, East Garo Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills, Ribhoi, South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills, South West Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills during next 24-36 hours. The flood-like conditions to continue over Assam and landslides conditions over Meghalaya.

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