GUWAHATI: Several areas in the northeast are likely to witness a spike in rainfall activity in the next 2-3 days. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a well-marked low-pressure area lies over north coastal Odisha and adjoining areas of Gangetic West Bengal and the northwest Bay of Bengal on Saturday morning.
The presence of the pressure is expected to bring scattered to widespread rainfall across northeast India. Isolated heavy to very heavy showers and thunderstorms are also predicted over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya this weekend.
The IMD has placed the entire northeast region under orange alert (“be prepared” for rough conditions) on Saturday and Tuesday, while a yellow watch (“be aware” of local weather situation) is issued over the region on Sunday and Monday.
Assam continued to reel under floodwaters with areas in at least four districts-Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath and Baksa remained inundated. Till Friday, some 29, 603 persons continued to remain flood affected in these districts.
Death toll in Assam flood has reached 112 on Friday.