Guwahati, June 25, 2019
As the mercury level is at its peak, rain is the only respite for the people of the state of Assam and here is the good news, as moist southerly winds from the Bay of Bengal are steadily flowing into Northeast India. Heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms will lash the state in the next 12 hours.
Along with Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will witness moderate to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms.
According to the current meteorological analysis by the Met department, widespread rainfall activity will occur over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya starting from June 24th to June 27th, 2019. Meanwhile, in Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Tripura rainfall activity will start a bit late starting from June 26th to June 27th, 2019.
During this period, lightning and gusty winds are very likely over the northeast region and one of the heaviest rounds of rainfall will likely occur in Assam with accumulation up to 90 mm/12 hours.
Mentionably, the entire Northeast has received deficit rainfall with Meghalaya and Manipur the worst affected with over 50 per cent less rainfall activity than normal in the last 24 days.
As per data, Meghalaya received 50 per cent deficit rainfall from June 1st to June 24th, 2019, Manipur was worse with 59 per cent deficit rainfall from normal during the same period.
Meanwhile, Assam had a rainfall deficit of 48 per cent from normal followed by Arunachal Pradesh which had 41 per cent rainfall, Mizoram 36, Tripura 33 and Nagaland 21. In Assam, the worst affected districts have been Goalpara with 80 per cent deficit rainfall, Darrang and Dhubri 83, Korajhar 82, Barpeta 71 and Morigaon 64 deficit rainfall.