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IMD issues rainfall alert for NE states till April 4

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By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Mar 31, 2024 7:02 pm

DIMAPUR — The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a weather forecast and warning that an enhanced rainfall/thunderstorm activity is likely to continue over north-east India till April 4.

According to the IMD update on Sunday, a cyclonic circulation over north-east Assam and a north-south trough extending from east Bihar to the north Bay of Bengal in lower tropospheric levels are influencing the weather patterns.

Consequently, fairly widespread to widespread light to moderate rainfall/snowfall with isolated thunderstorms and lightning are anticipated over Arunachal Pradesh. Additionally, light to moderate rainfall is forecasted over Assam and Meghalaya, with scattered light to moderate rainfall expected over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Sikkim until April 4, it said.

As per the IMD report, isolated heavy rainfall over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura is expected on April 1 while isolated heavy rainfall/snowfall is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh during March 31 to April 4. Impact and action is suggested due to heavy/very heavy rainfall/snowfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on April 1, it said.

In light of the forecast, the report suggested making necessary arrangements to drain excess water from crop fields in the north-eastern states to prevent water stagnation. It also recommended providing mechanical support to horticultural crops and staking for vegetables.

District-wise forecast

As per the IMD’s six-day rainfall forecast, Nagaland is expected to experience scattered rainfall till April 7.  On April 1 Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire and Mokokchung is expected to experience isolated rainfall with a dry spell over Longleng, Tuensang, Peren, Dimapur, Phek and Kohima, and fairly widespread (many places) rainfall over Mon.

The dry spell is likely to continue over Peren, Dimapur, Kohima, Phek, Kiphire, Zunheboto and Wokha on April 2 while Mokokchung, Longleng and Tuensang are likely to experience isolated rainfall and scattered rainfall (a few places) over Mon.

On April 3, the dry spell will likely continue over Peren, Dimapur, Phek, Kiphire, Zunheboto, Wokha, Longleng, Tuensang and Mokokchung, while Mon will experience isolated rainfall and Kohima will experience scattered rainfall.

As dry spell continues over Dimapur, Wokha, Kiphire, Phek, Tuensang and Longleng on April 4, Peren, Kohima, Zunheboto, Mokokchung and Mon is likely to experience isolated rainfall, the IMD stated.

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By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Mar 31, 2024 7:02:49 pm
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