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Heavy rainfall expected in Northeast

By Eastern Mirror Updated: Mar 29, 2021 11:42 pm

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, March 29 (EMN):
Heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds with speed up to 40-50 kmph over the north-eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura is expected from march 29 to April 1.

An update from the ministry of Earth Sciences forecast that due to the ‘influence of strong lower level southwesterlies winds from the Bay of Bengal, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places are very likely over Northeast India during March 29-April 2 with maximum activity on March 30 and the 31st’.

‘Isolated heavy falls on March 29 and April 1 and isolated heavy to very heavy falls on March 30 to the 31st are very likely over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram; isolated heavy falls likely over Arunachal Pradesh on April 1,’ the update read.

‘It may cause landslides and inundation of low-lying areas at some places over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram during March 30 and April 1,’ it added.

Rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds of up to 40-50 kmph has been forecast for the states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. It went on to state that localised flooding of roads, water logging in low lying areas, closure of underpasses, and damage of kutcha roads and vulnerable structure could happen in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura between March 29 and April 1.

Warning that strong winds could damage plantation, horticulture and standing crops and even injure people and cattle at open places, the ministry has advised the people in these states to stay indoors, close windows and doors, avoid travel and water bodies, unplug electronic appliances, avoid lying on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls and not shelter under trees.

By Eastern Mirror Updated: Mar 29, 2021 11:42:22 pm