Pre-Monsoon activity is in full swing over Northeast India. The region has been witnessing fairly widespread moderate to heavy rainfall over most parts and very heavy at isolated parts.
In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Sunday, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya received record-rainfall of 541.7 mm that is the second highest rainfall in 24 hours during the last 10 years.
According to Skymet Meteorology Division in India, persisting cyclonic circulation over Assam and Meghalaya combined with the moist winds from Bay of Bengal is causing weather over Northeastern states.
The rainfall with varying intensity will continue to lash the region for next three to four days as well, predicts Skymet.
In wake of rain activity, weather has become fairly pleasant. Maximum temperatures are settling in mid 20s, while minimum temperatures are in low 20s.
As per Skymet, these could be the last spell of pre-Monsoon showers, as Southwest Monsoon is just around the corner. This year we are expecting onset of Monsoon around June 4 or 5 that strikes Northeast and South India simultaneously.
Let us have a look at the rainfall figures across Northeast India.
Updated on May 31, 6:30 PM (IST): Pre-Monsoon rain continues to lash Northeast India
Most parts of Northeast India continue to receive pre-Monsoon showers. Cherrapunji in Meghalaya recorded whopping 121.2 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday, followed by Gangtok in Sikkim that recorded 71.8 mm of rain.
According to Skymet Division in India, a cyclonic circulation has been persisting over Assam and Meghalaya region. This system combined with the moist winds from Bay of Bengal is giving moderate to heavy rain over the northeastern states.
As per the latest forecast by Skymet, fairly widespread rain will continue to lash the region for next three to four days, with varying intensity. Isolated places are expected to receive very heavy rainfall.
In wake of the weather activity, people across the region are witnessing pleasant weather conditions. Maximum temperature in the region is settling in the high 20s, while minimum temperature is recording in the low 20s.
Let us have a look at the rainfall figures across the several states of Northeast India.
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