More rainfall expected in NE in next five days
Dimapur, May 12 (EMN): Northeast India is very likely to receive widespread light or moderate rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning or gusty winds during the next five days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday.
The department reported that isolated heavy rainfall is very likely over Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura during May 13 to the 16th.
As per the five days district-wise weather update, fairly widespread rainfall is expected over Dimapur, Phek, Zunheboto and Kiphire while widespread rainfall is expected over Kohima, Peren, Wokha, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon and Longleng on May 13.
On May 14, Dimapur and Zunheboto will continue to receive fairly widespread rainfall; scattered rainfall is expected over Phek and Kiphire while Peren, Mokokchung, Wokha, Longleng, Mon, Tuensang and Mokokchung are expected to receive widespread rainfall.
On May 15, Phek and Kiphire will continue to receive scattered rainfall while Dimapur, Kohima, Peren, Wokha, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon, Zunheboto and Longleng are expected to receive fairly widespread rainfall.
Peren, Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha and Zunheboto are expected to receive fairly widespread rainfall on May 16 while Phek, Kiphire, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon and Longleng are expected to receive widespread rainfall.
In other parts of the Northeast region, isolated heavy to very heavy fall is very likely over Assam-Meghalaya during May 13 to the 16th, isolated extremely heavy fall is also likely over Meghalaya on May 13 and 14, and isolated heavy to very heavy fall during May 13 to the 16th over Arunachal Pradesh.
The Department of Soil and Water Conservation Nagaland on Thursday (May 12) reported that Nagaland had received rainfall in almost all the districts with the state capital Kohima receiving rainfall of 36.2mm.
The other districts that received rainfall were Dimapur with 22.2 mm; 35 mm in Kiphire district; 41.2 mm in Zunheboto district; in Tuensang it was reported that the rainfall was 29.1 mm; Jalukie received 57 mm, Tseminyu received 31.6 mm; Mangkolemba received 2.6 mm; Mokokchung received 24 mm, Phek received 22 mm, Sechü Zubza under Kohima district received rainfall of 24.8 mm, and Wokha received the highest rainfall of 59.8 mm.
NSDMA issues rainfall warning
Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home department on Thursday cautioned the public with regard to heavy rainfall and lightning accompanied by pre-monsoon activity in the coming days.
NSDMA advised to be vigilant and take necessary precautionary measures during this period as lightning strikes and gale winds may cause disruption in communication and connectivity. It asked not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash floods.
NSDMA stated that lowland and foothill areas of Nagaland such as Dimapur, Nuiland, Chumoukedima, Bhandari, Pangti, Tizit and Tuli were likely to experience inundated water logging and flash flood because of the heavy precipitation in the hill sector. “It is therefore important to take necessary precautionary measures during this time and exercise caution,” it said.
It also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities and to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.