Warning: Heavy Rainfall, Flash-flood Risk Forecast For Northeast India - Eastern Mirror
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Warning: Heavy rainfall, flash-flood risk forecast for Northeast India

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jul 10, 2024 9:00 pm

DIMAPUR — The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday warned of very heavy rainfall and risk of flash floods in many North-eastern states on July 11.

In an update, the IMD stated that heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya from July 10 to the 14th, and isolated heavy rainfall over Nagaland and Manipur on July 11 and the 14th.

Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is also very likely over Sikkim and Meghalaya on Thursday, it said.

The department also forecast that moderate rainfall is very likely to occur at many places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, during the next four days.

It also cautioned about low to moderate flash flood risk over few watersheds and neighbourhoods of extreme eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh, north-west and southern parts of Assam and Meghalaya, Southern parts of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, during the next 24 hours.

Surface runoff and inundation may occur at some fully saturated soils and low-lying areas in the areas of concern due to expected rainfall occurrence in next 24 hours, it added.

By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Jul 10, 2024 9:00:29 pm
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