Guwahati: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has put the states of Assam and Meghalaya under a ‘Red Warning’ on Tuesday, advising citizens to take immediate steps to avoid dangerous weather conditions.
In the meantime, the rest of the Northeast will be on orange alert or yellow watch.
Over the next 4-5 days, widespread light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim due to strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to the northeast and the adjoining east Indian states at lower tropospheric levels.
Rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms/lightning at isolated locations, is expected over Assam during this period, according to the IMD.
Rainfall amounts will generally run 50-80mm/day over those areas during the next five days, and an excess of 100 mm/day is possible over Assam and Meghalaya on Monday and Tuesday.
Meanwhile, heavy rainfall hit Guwahati and other parts of the state on Tuesday.
The continuous rains in Guwahati have wreaked havoc, with flash floods inundating many places, causing severe traffic jams early Tuesday morning.
Areas like Zoo Road, Chandmari, Dispur and Hatigaon have been immensely affected by the rainfall.