Moderate to heavy showers in NE till May 18
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, May 14: Even as pre-monsoon rain is being experienced across most parts of the Northeast region, moderate to heavy showers would continue over many parts till May 18. Thereafter, the intensity of rain is expected to weaken.
Scattered pre-monsoon rains would continue leading to comfortable weather conditions over most parts of Northeast region. According to Skymet, rainfall is expected to increase by the first week of June as the normal date of onset of monsoon in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura is June 1 along with Kerala. In the month of June, heavy to extremely heavy rains would be experienced in the northeastern parts of the country.
Till now, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura are rain-deficient whereas Mizoram is largely deficient by 77%. Assam and Meghalaya have received surplus rainfall: Assam by 6% and Meghalaya by 13%.
Meanwhile, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya have been experiencing moderate to heavy rains for the past few days; while Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura have not received good rainfall. This is because of a cyclonic circulation that persisted over Assam and adjoining areas leading to increase in rain intensity.