Weather Alert: Heavy to Very Heavy Rainfall predicted in Assam for next 3 days

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The warning came at a time when the state was just starting to recover from the flood situation gradually with less rainfall during the last one week almost.
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Thunderstorms with lightning likely to occur at many places in Assam
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The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Guwahat, on Tuesday has issued a warning of Increase in rainfall activity over Assam during the next three days.

It said that an eastwest trough now runs from northwest Rajasthan to westcentral Bay of Bengal off south Odisha coast across Northeast Rajasthan, north Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and extends upto 0.9 km above mean sea level.

Another secondary trough at mean sea level pressure runs from East Uttar Pradesh to North East Assam.

“Under its influence, widespread rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm, lightning, heavy to very heavy with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to continue over Assam during the next 72 hours,” said RMC’s special weather bulletin.

The warning came at a time when the state was just starting to recover from the flood situation gradually with less rainfall during the last one week almost.

On Tuesday,56.023 MT of GR items including Rice, Dal, packaged drinking water, ORS, etc. and 3,928 food packets were air transported today from Guwahati and Jorhat to flood affected Silchar in Cachar.

Some 21,52,415 population of 2,254 villages in 22 districts were still affected by flood as the death toll shot up to 134 already.

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