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Weather Update: Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya & Assam to witness heavy rain from 16 - 19 July: Orange & Yellow Alert issued

M Kanika
M Kanika

Revival of monsoon across the country has brought much needed relief from the scorching summer heat. Farmers have also started agricultural activities that were stopped due to insufficient rainfall.

Weather in Northeast

  • After a week, intense monsoon activity is all set to resume over the Northeast India, as heavy rain has been forecast across the region starting from 16th July Friday.

  • As per India Meteorological Department, widespread rainfall with heavy rain is likely over the Northeast on 16th July Friday. Further intensification is expected over the weekend with heavy rain falls on the cards from 17th July Saturday to 19th July Monday.

Orange Alert issued from 16th-18th July

  • The Weather Channel has indicated the likelihood of heavy to very heavy rain over Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Assam from 16th July Friday to 18th July Sunday.

  • On 19th July Monday, the precipitation intensity will decrease to isolated heavy showers.

  • In view of the above predictions, the India Meteorological Department has placed an orange alert over the states with advisory urging the residents to be prepared for rough conditions.

Yellow watch issued in these states

  • Meanwhile Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura will witness heavy rainfall throughout this forecast period. Accordingly, yellow watch has been issued over these states.

Intense rain to spell over Northeast

  • The intense rain to spell over the Northeast will arrive at the back of subdued week in monsoonal terms, as second week of July saw monsoon shifts its focus onto the northwestern, central & southwestern parts of the country.

  • During the end of June and the beginning of July, the monsoonal showers had remained focused solely on eastern & northeastern parts of country, while being inactive across west coast & non-existent over the northwestern plains.

  • On 1st June, since the beginning of monsoon period, the overall precipitation over Northeast Indian states has been below average.

  • Between 1st June & 14th July only Assam and Meghalaya have recorded normal rains as compared to their respective average figures for this period. On the other hand, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland have registered “deficit” rainfall, while Manipur has experienced “large deficit” precipitation.

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