Heavy Rains Ahead As Southwest Monsoon Hits Northeast India

Rains are expected to increase more from June 13th, 2019 in all the states of Northeast. Photo courtesy: The Financial Express
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Guwahati, June 12, 2019

The Southwest Monsoon arrived in the southern parts of Northeast India on June 10th, 2019 covering parts of Mizoram and Manipur during the last 48 hours. The monsoon arrived after a delay of 10 days from its normal date of onset.

According to Skymet Weather, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura have been experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall since the last few days. At present, a cyclonic circulation lies over South Bangladesh and adjoining areas and moisture-laden winds from the Bay of Bengal are also blowing over the northeastern states.

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Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its weather forecast has warned of heavy rain over isolated places of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura which started from Tuesday.

However, in Assam, monsoon might be delayed by a couple of days as several places in the state are witnessing the heat of the mercury over the past one week. The conditions will remain the same in the state until the rains arrive.

The Southwest monsoon will further advance in the other northeastern days in the coming days with spells of rain and thundershowers dominating the entire week. With the cyclonic circulation present over West-central Bay of Bengal and its movement towards Myanmar Coast, rains are expected to increase more from June 13th, 2019 in all the states of Northeast.

Do’s and Don’ts 

As the monsoon rains bring a respite from the harsh and scorching heat of summer, people tend to forget that the rains bring various hazards and diseases and if you are not prepared, you might fall sick.

There are some Do’s and Don’ts that you need to remember during the monsoons. Some of them are –

Do’s  

  • Personal hygiene is a necessity during this season.
  • Boosting the intake of Vitamin C is important during this season as it helps in increasing one’s immunity against cold and flu.
  • By drinking boil water you can avoid water contamination.
  • Hydration is the key during this season.
  • Vegetables should be boiled properly before consuming in the monsoon season.
  • Laundry should be kept clean to not catch any disease during the monsoons.

Don’ts

  • Avoiding junk food will prevent diseases.
  • Spicy food should be avoided as it can irritate the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Avoid entering air-conditioned rooms after getting drenched. Doing so will lead to cough, cold and fever.
  • Don’t avoid a sanitizer during the monsoon season.
  • Avoid eating salads and raw vegetables as they carry germs and may cause airborne diseases.
  • Refrigerated items should not be consumed in one go as it causes respiratory allergies.