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Assam, Meghalaya to witness heavy rains; may trigger floods

August 31, 2017 4:11 PM |

Northeast Monsoon

Northeast India has been recording on and off Monsoon showers of varied intensity. During the past day also Northeast India and Sikkim recorded good rains. In the last 24 hours from 8.30 am on Wednesday, moderate to heavy rains were recorded in Sikkim.


Gangtok recorded heavy rain of 56 mm, Tadong 37 mm and Mangan 32.3 mm. In the same span of time, Assam also witnessed varied intensity of rainfall activities. Lumding recorded heavy rain of 56 mm and Silchar 31 mm. Jorhat observed moderate rain of 23 mm and North Lakhimpur 17.6 mm of rain.

Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh also witnessed moderate intensity rain of 32. 8 mm and Pasighat 32 mm. Places such as Cherrapunji and Shillong in Meghalaya also recorded good Monsoon showers. As per Skymet Weather, the axis of Monsoon trough is now shifting gradually towards the North and we expect rains to increase over the entire northeast.

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These hefty showers will continue for the next two to three days. Therefore many districts of Assam may once again face the fury of floods. Few heavy spells are also expected over Assam and Meghalaya while remaining northeastern states will continue with light to moderate intensity showers. Thereafter also, on and off rains will continue for the entire week.

As on August 30, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura is rain surplus by 27 percent whereas Arunachal Pradesh is rain deficient by 10 percent and Assam and Meghalaya by 13 percent of rain. Due to upcoming hefty showers, the rain deficiency is likely to reduce over the rain deficient states.


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