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Northeast India gears up for prolonged spell of rains, hailstorm

Northeast India gears up for prolonged spell of rains, hailstorm

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After north, now it is turn for Northeast India to witness a prolonged spell of rains and thundershowers, accompanied with hailstorm from February 24-28. According to weathermen, series of weather systems are likely to affect the weather over northeastern states, right from Assam to Tripura.

After witnessing dry weather conditions till February 23, rains and thundershowers would start making an appearance over the region, beginning with Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

As per the weather models, a trough is likely to form from East Rajasthan to Gangetic West Bengal around February 25. With this, moisture incursion over the states would also be seen from Bay of Bengal.

By February 26, a cyclonic circulation would also form over Bangladesh. Thus, moderate southwesterly winds would increase moisture further over the northeastern states. Let us have a detailed look at the weather forecast the northeastern states in the coming days.

Assam

Scattered light rains would begin over few parts of Assam by February 24. Thereafter, intensity of rain activity would increase over the state, with scattered light rains rain with few moderate spells over many areas on February 25 and 26.
Rains would further pick up pace around February 27, wherein we can expect light to moderate rains with isolated heavy spells and hailstorm over Assam.

As the prevailing weather systems would become less marked by February 28, rain intensity would also decrease but light to moderate rains would continue over East Assam. Chances of landslides also cannot be ruled out.

Arunachal Pradesh

The state would start recording scattered light rains by February 24. Thereafter, intensity of rain activity would pick up pace and the state would see scattered light rains rain with few moderate spells over many areas on February 25 and 26. Rains would intensify further around February 27 and light to moderate rains with isolated heavy spells and hailstorm would lash Arunachal Pradesh. Upper reaches of the state are likely to see some snowfall as well.

These weather systems would become insignificant by February 28, reducing rains significantly. However light to moderate rains cannot be ruled out over Arunachal Pradesh, with threat of landslides looming large.

Nagaland

Rain would make appearance over the state on February 24 but that would remain confined to isolated parts of North Nagaland only. Thereafter, the spread and intensity of rains would increase, and we would witness scattered light rain with one or two moderate spells over Nagaland on February 25 and 26.  Intensity of rain activity would increase manifolds over Nagaland on February 27. During that time light to moderate rains with isolated heavy spell and hailstorm are likely.

Meghalaya

Isolated rains would be seen over northern areas of Meghalaya by February 24. Next two days i.e. February 25 and 26 would see slight rise in the intensity, with several parts receiving scattered light rains. However, rain intensity is likely to increase substantially by February 27 and we can expect light to moderate rains with few heavy spells accompanied with hailstorm. Threat of landslide also cannot be ignored during these days.

We would see a decline in rain activity on February 28. However, light to moderate rains would continue over Meghalaya. Thereafter, weather would gradually start clearing up and rains taking a backseat.

Tripura

Unlike other states, the weather over Tripura would remain dry till February 24. However, by February 25, rains belt would also cover parts of the state which would see scattered light rains till February 27. Rainfall activities are likely to reduce further by February 28, but isolated rains would continue over few parts.

Mizoram

Mizoram would witness dry weather conditions till February 24. However, weather would show some changes thereafter and scattered light rains would begin over the state from February 25-27. Rainfall activities would start reducing on February 28, but isolated rains cannot be ruled out over few parts.

Manipur

Dry weather would prevail over Manipur till February 24. With weather systems nearing and change in wind pattern, we can expect scattered light rains over the state from February 25-27. Rains would take a back-seat February 28 onwards, but few isolated spells of rain cannot be ruled out.

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