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Rains to continue over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, snowfall in higher reaches

March 3, 2020 12:39 PM |

On and off rains are continuing over parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh for the last few days. During the last 24 hours, rain and thundershower activities have picked up further pace over the northeastern region of the country. Fairly widespread rains were witnessed over Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, scattered rains occurred over Nagaland and Meghalaya, while isolated rains were recorded over Manipur and Tripura.

As per records, while Shillong received 2 mm rains, Guwahati 4 mm, North Lakhimpur 4 mm, Pasighat 12 mm and Dibrugarh recorded 3 mm rains.

At present, a Cyclonic Circulation is persisting over Gangetic West Bengal and adjoining South Bangladesh. Also, southwesterly and southerly winds from Bay of Bengal are feeding moisture over the region.

We now expect good rains to continue over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh as well as parts of Sikkim. Snowfall activities are also likely over Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. These activities are likely to continue over entire Northeast India until March 8.

Weather will not go dry over the region throughout this period. A few intense spells cannot be ruled over Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

As a matter of fact, the active Western Disturbances which approach Western Himalayas also contribute to these rains as while moving eastwards as one branch of Western Disturbance usually travels along the foothills of Himalayas up to Northeast India thus increasing the rains over Northeastern states.

Image Credits – The Indian Express

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