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India Meteorological Department predicts rain in Nagaland as people reel under extreme heat

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By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Jul 16, 2022 12:16 am
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Power department lineman working under the scorching heat in Dimapur on Friday.

Our Reporter
Dimapur, July 15 (EMN):
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rain in Nagaland over the next few days; which could come as a relief to the people who have been reeling under extreme heat for several days.

According to the IMD, Regional Met Centre Guwahati, Nagaland is likely to receive moderate rain/thunderstorm at many places; and thunderstorm with lightening and heavy rain at isolated places on July 16 and 17.

On July 17-19, moderate rain or thunderstorm likely at many places and heavy rain very likely at isolated places, while on July 19-20, moderate rain or thunderstorm is expected at many places and heavy to very heavy rain likely at isolated places, stated IMD.

From July 20 between 8:30 to July 22 8.30, there may be increase in rainfall activity, it added.

As per the forecast, Peren, Wokha, Kohima, Zunheboto, Mokokchung, Longleng, Mon, and Tuensang will experience fairly widespread rainfall on July 16, whereas Dimapur, Kiphire and Phek are likely to experience scattered rainfall.

Fairly widespread rainfall is likely over Kohima, Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire, Phek, Peren, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Longleng and Mon on July 17, while scattered rainfall is likely over Dimapur, it stated.

On July 18, widespread rainfall is likely over Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Longleng and Mon; fairly widespread rainfall over Peren, Dimapur, Zunheboto and Kiphire; and scattered rainfall over Phek.

The IMD stated that on July 19, scattered rainfall may continue over Phek, while fairly widespread rainfall is expected over Peren, Dimapur, Zunheboto and Kiphire and widespread rainfall likely over Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Longleng, Tuensang and Mon.

On July 15, Dimapur reported a maximum temperature of 37 °C, Kiphire 36.4 °C, Kohima 32.5 °C, Jalukie 33 °C, Tuensang 30.2 °C, Tseminyu 31.4 °C, Mangkolemba 35.6 °C, Sechü Zubza 33.5 °C, Phek 32 °C, Mokokchung 30 °C, and Wokha 29.2 °C.

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By Henlly Phom Odyuo Updated: Jul 16, 2022 12:16:31 am