Enhanced Rainfall Activity Very Likely To Continue Over NE States Till May 17 And Reduction Thereafter

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Possibility of damages to vulnerable structures due to Heavy-Very Heavy rainfall/Landslides, IMD issues orange alert
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Guwahati: The India Metrological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted that enhanced rainfall activity over the Northeastern states is very likely to continue till May 17, 2022.

The IMD in a press statement stated that a north-south trough at 3.1 km above mean sea level runs roughly along Long.88°E to the north of Lat.22°N.

Also, the moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal is taking place over to Northeast India due to strong lower level southerly/ southwesterly winds during May 13-17, 2022.Under the influence of the above systems, widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorm/lightning and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places are very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam- Meghalaya, Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura and thunderstorm/lightning and heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Meghalaya during May 13-17, 2022.

Probable Impacts

  • Visibility may become poor due to intense spell of rainfall leading to traffic congestion.
  • Temporary Disruption of traffic due to water logging in roads/ uprooting of trees/ breaking of tree branches leading to increased travel time.
  • Temporary disruption in ferry services may be due to strong winds/gusty winds.
  • Water logging / flooding in many parts of low lying area.
  • Partial damages to kutcha houses and huts.
  • Land slides/mud slide/land slip very likely
  • Possibility of damages to vulnerable structures due to Heavy-Very Heavy rainfall/Landslides.
  • Heavy rainfall may damage the crop in the maturity stage.
  • Lightning may injure people and cattle in open places.

Actions suggested

  • Follow traffic advisories issued, if any.
  • Avoid going to areas that face water logging problem often.
  • Avoid staying in vulnerable structure.
  • Provide proper drainage in the cropped field if heavy rainfall is expected.
  • Propping of the vegetable pandals recommended.
  • Take shelter during thunderstorm/lightning activities.
  • Be Updated.

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