Rains Continue To Batter North East India; Heavy Rains Predicted Till September 23

by Vinita Jain
Rains Continue To Batter North East India; Heavy Rains Predicted Till September 23

On Monday the regional office of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted that the Northeastern region of India is going to experience heavy rains for the next 4 days. Although this year’s monsoon is in its final phase, many places across the country have experienced continuous rains over the past few days.

IMD Puts Assam And Meghalaya On Yellow Alert

According to IMD, this week’s rains are being brought on by a low-pressure system near the coast of Orissa across the Bay of Bengal, interacting with its prevailing monsoon trough. As a precaution, IMD has put Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh on yellow alert till September 23.

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Widespread lightning and heavy downpours will likely be seen in Assam and Meghalaya from September 18 to 23. In Arunachal Pradesh it will be seen during September 20-23. It rained over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura September 19 and 20. Localised heavy showers will also likely hit these states during the forecast period.

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Assam, Meghalaya, and N.M.M.T. have received well below 200mm of rainfall this month, a deficit of more than 20%. Arunachal Pradesh was slightly ahead at 210mm, with a shortage of just 8%. Although, the seasonal stats are slightly different. Assam and Meghalaya recorded a 7% rainfall deficit with 1536 mm of precipitation since 1 June, while Arunachal Pradesh recorded 1310 mm.

Meanwhile, N.M.M.T. states are much worse, with a 27% shortfall due to states collecting below 900mm compared to the normal range of above 1200mm.

Rainfall In Other Eastern Parts of India

“A new wave of heavy rain hit Odisha, the northern coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, and the Gangetic West Bengal from 19th to 21st September. Over Vidharbha, Chhattisgarh, and Eastern Madhya Pradesh from 21st to 22nd September 2022,” IMD said in their latest weather bulletin.

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Despite September not being a peak monsoon month, all states in the northeast are maintaining a season-long rainfall. Don’t put away your umbrellas and raincoats away, just yet.

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