Very heavy Monsoon rains in Assam and Meghalaya, flood situation to get worse

June 26, 2019 11:41 AM |

Rain in Northeast India

As predicted by Skymet Weather, the intensity of Monsoon rains increased significantly over the northeastern states especially in parts of Assam during the last 24 hours. In fact, many parts of Assam experienced extremely heavy rain and thundershowers. Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh also witnessed heavy rainfall activity.

In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Tuesday, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya recorded 159 mm of rain, followed by Goalpara 126 mm, Mazbat 92 mm, Gangtok 83 mm, Cooch Behar 77 mm, North Lakhimpur 58 mm, Siliguri 52 mm, Jalpaiguri 48 mm, Pasighat 45 mm, Haflong 42 mm, Silchar 26 mm, Jorhat 24 mm, Tezpur 18 mm and Imphal 5 mm.

At present, an east-west trough is extending from Punjab to Nagaland across parts of Assam. Moreover, moderate humid winds from the Bay of Bengal are pushing moisture over Northeast India. Thus, we expect heavy to extremely heavy rains to continue over Northeast India for the next 24 to 48 hours.

In the coming days, Assam and Meghalaya will continue to witness extremely heavy rainfall activity and light to moderate rains over rest northeastern states. Such heavy rains will trigger flood like situation in parts of lower Assam.

Even though, 2 lakh people have already been affected by the Brahmaputra and the Barak floods. These rivers continued to rise crossing their danger marks, flooding vast low-lying areas and damaging standing crop and ‘salt’ seedlings in the region.

After 48 hours, weather activities over the northeastern states will reduce gradually. These decreased rains will be attributed to the formation of cyclonic circulation which will subsequently intensify into a low-pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal. Therefore, moisture-laden winds will get diverted towards the weather system, resulting in reduced rains over Northeast India.

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