Thundershowers expected in Nagaland
Dimapur, May 10 (EMN): As cyclone Amphan made a landfall in West Bengal on Wednesday evening, wreaking havoc across the eastern coast of India, the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has said in a weather update that the cyclonic storm will not have any adverse affect on the state.
“However normal rain and thundershowers will continue for few days particularly evening/night. Rain/Thundershowers activity will be intense from 25th of May 2020 onwards and last 5 days i.e. 27th – 31st May 2020 which may become heavier. Thunder squalls with severe lightening are also expected during this period,” predicted NSDMA.
It informed that the storm is likely to move north-north eastwards close to Kolkata after the landfall before rapidly weakening within six hours as it crosses over to Bangladesh. The storm is expected to reach lower Assam adjoining Meghalaya and west Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday morning, causing heavy rains over Sikkim, Sub Himalayan West Bengal, lower Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
The NSDMA has however asked all the DDMAs and the other line departments in the state to be prepared owing to uncertainty associated with forecast tracks of cyclonic system. It has also advised the public to undertake precautionary measures in anticipation of likely heavy rainfall and strong winds.