Meghalaya Rainfall

Guwahati, May 18: A “Red Alert” has been sounded for the northeastern states of Assam and Meghalaya with the aid of using the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for heavy to extraordinarily heavy rainfall withinside the subsequent 4 days while floods and landslides wreaked havoc in those states after per week of an incessant downpour.

The IMD warned of mild to mild rainfall at maximum locations with remoted heavy to very heavy rainfall and remoted extraordinarily heavy rainfall over Assam-Meghalaya on Wednesday in addition to thunderstorms and lightning at remoted locations. The branch has issued an advisory to the catastrophe control corporations to be on alert.

For Arunachal Pradesh, the IMD has issued an ‘Orange Warning’ with mild to mild rainfall at maximum locations as additionally heavy to very heavy rainfall withinside the frontier state. For all of the 3 northeastern states, climate situations might also additionally barely enhance from May 20.

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The ‘Red Alert’ has been sounded specifically for western Assam on Wednesday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall, measuring 7 to twenty cm in 24 hours (8.30 am on Wednesday to 8.30 am on Thursday) could be very possible in Dhubri and South Salmara districts. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is likewise very possibly over Goalpara, Chirang, Baksa, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Dima Hasao, Cachar, and Karimganj districts wherein floods and landslides are developing havoc.

Further, the IMD has expected good-sized heavy to very heavy rainfall, observed with the aid of using thunder and lightning over northeastern states until May 21. Thunderstorms, lightning, and heavy to very heavy rainfall with extraordinarily heavy rainfall at remoted locations is likewise very possibly over Meghalaya all through this period.

Moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal is possibly to keep over the northeast because of sturdy decrease degree southerly and southwesterly winds all through May 17-19. The Met workplace stated below the impact of the prevailing climate systems, good-sized rain will keep.

Cherrapunji and Mawsynram in Meghalaya have recorded the very best rainfall withinside the final 24 hours. While Cherrapunji skilled 37 cm rainfall, Mawsynram recorded 32 cm rainfall, each in the extraordinarily heavy rainfall category, withinside the final 24 hours until Tuesday.