Guwahati, April 14, 2019
Rain and thundershowers may play spoilsport to the Rongali Bihu cultural programmes which would kickstart across the Brahmaputra valley from April 14th, 2019.
The erratic weather has become a cause concern for the organisers lining up vibrant and colourful programmes for Rongali Bihu celebrations in Guwahati. Nonetheless, the Bihu organisers are going the extra mile to make sure that rain does not play spoilsport in celebration of the spring and harvest festival.
On April 14th, 2019, rain and storm-lashed Guwahati. Large parts of the city reeled under power cuts in the morning hours. Dark clouds in the sky accompanied by wind and rain also led the traffic snarl across the city. The makeshift shops, which were set up along the city footpaths for Bihu, were also hit due to the rain.
According to skymetweather.com, a cyclonic Circulation lies over Northeast Bihar and another Cyclonic Circulation is over Assam. A trough can be seen connecting these two circulations. Along with this, moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal is seen affecting these regions. Thus, rain and thundershowers are expected at many places in East Bihar, North Bengal, Sikkim and Northeast states. Places like Kishanganj, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri, Darjeeling, Cooch Behar, Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Shillong, Kohima, Agartala and Gangtok would be affected.