IMD predicts heavy rainfall over northeast India

at 3:56 pm
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New Delhi (NVI): Several states of Northeast India are expected to receive heavy rainfall starting from today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The rainfall from March 29 to April 1 may also lead to landslides and inundation of low lying areas at some places over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.

According to the IMD’s weather bulletin, “Under the influence of strong lower level south westerlies winds from the Bay of Bengal, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning at isolated places are very likely over Northeast India during March 29 to April 2 with maximum activity on March 30 and 31.”

“Isolated heavy falls on March 29 and April 1 and isolated heavy to very heavy falls March 30 and 31 March are very likely over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram,” it added.

The Met department also warned thunderstorm, lightning, hail and gusty winds of speed reaching 40-50 kmph during this period. It predicted that the maximum activity is expected on March 30 and 31 over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram.

It added that strong winds may damage plantation, horticulture and standing crops and may also injure people and cattle at open places.

The heavy rains may also lead to localised landslides and mudslides, localised flooding of roads, waterlogging in low-lying areas, occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall, disruption of traffic, IMD’s bulletin said.

Apart from that, IMD predicted severe heat wave conditions in isolated pockets over West Rajasthan and heat wave conditions in isolated pockets over East Rajasthan, Saurashtra & Kutch and Madhya Pradesh on March 29-30 and over Vidarbha on March 30 and over Odisha during March 30 to April 1.