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Heavy Rainfall to Continue Over Northeast India:

March 31, 2024 11:23 AM |

While most of Northeast India continues to grapple with rain deficiency, a fresh spell of rain is expected to bring some relief. We expect light to moderate rainfall and even snowfall in the region, offering a temporary reprieve from the dry conditions.

The rain deficiency across the region is significant. Arunachal Pradesh faces a staggering 37% deficit, followed by Assam at 38%, Meghalaya at 25%, Manipur at a concerning 49%, and Nagaland at 22%. Mizoram stands out with a large deficiency of 74%. Tripura, however, is in the normal rain category with a mere 1% deficit.

This much-needed rain is attributed to a cyclonic circulation persisting over Northeast Assam. Additionally, humid winds from the Bay of Bengal are pumping moisture into the Northeastern parts of the country. Light to moderate rainfall, with isolated heavy downpours, has already been experienced in the region over the past 48 hours.

Skymet predicts a continuation of these conditions. Expect light to moderate rainfall and snowfall, with isolated lightning strikes, in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh are particularly likely to experience light to moderate rain with a few heavy spells on March 31st. This wet weather is expected to persist until April 1st before gradually reducing in intensity.

While this upcoming spell will undoubtedly improve the overall rain situation in Northeast India, it's unlikely to completely erase the existing rain deficiency. However, it provides a welcome break from the dry spell and offers some hope for the region's water reserves.

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