Heavy rains over Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya; light rain in rest Northeast India

Heavy rains over Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya; light rain in rest Northeast India

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The northeastern parts of the country have been witnessing moderate to heavy rains for quite some time now. In fact, the region has seen some hefty showers as well.

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Very heavy rains were witnessed over Cherrapunji in Meghalaya that recorded 228 mm of rain, followed by North Lakhimpur in Assam that saw heavy rain to the tune of 83 mm.

In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday, Itanagar recorded 79.9 mm of rain, followed by Tinsukia 74 mm, Passighat 60.4 mm, Shillong 59 mm, Silchar 26.6 mm, Dhubri 13.4 mm, Dibrugarh 27.9 mm, Guwahati 2.4 mm, Mazbat 17.2 mm, Imphal 6.1 mm, Agartala 11 mm, Aizwal 1 mm, Lengpui 0.3 mm.

Currently, a cyclonic circulation is seen over eastern parts of Bihar and adjoining Sub-Himalayan West Bengal. An upper air trough is seen extending from this system up to upper Assam.

Thus, warm and moist winds are affecting over all the northeastern states. Hence, light to moderate rains are expected to continue over many places of Northeast India.

However, Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh may receive heavy rainfall at some places. Meanwhile, rest all parts will continue with light to moderate rains.

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