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Remal's Remnants Bring Relief Rain to Parched Northeast India

May 28, 2024 11:58 AM |

While Cyclone Remal has weakened considerably after making landfall over Bangladesh, its influence continues to bring much-needed rain to the region. Over the past 24 hours, moderate to heavy rain with isolated very heavy showers drenched Bangladesh, West Bengal, and parts of Northeast India.

The good news is that these rains are likely to persist for another 24-48 hours. Though Remal may further weaken into a low-pressure area, moist winds from the Bay of Bengal will continue feeding moisture over the Northeast. As a result, expect moderate to heavy rain and thunderstorms to grace these areas, including eastern Bangladesh.

Looking ahead, the 2024 monsoon season seems to be progressing as expected. The monsoon is forecast to arrive in Kerala by June 1st and simultaneously make its presence felt in the northeastern parts of India, particularly Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, eastern Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh. Until then, the region can expect lighter to moderate rain with a few heavier bursts.

This rainfall is particularly welcome news considering that, as of May 25th, almost all northeastern states were experiencing rain deficiency. These recent downpours are expected to significantly improve the region's rain statistics, restoring vital soil moisture and replenishing water bodies.

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