Assam: NE Regions Unlikely to Feel Impact of Cyclone 'Michaung', Above-Normal Temperatures Expected

Regional Meteorological Department assures minimal impact from Cyclone 'Michaung', forecasts above-average temperatures in NE for Dec '23 to Feb '24.
Assam: NE Regions Unlikely to Feel Impact of Cyclone 'Michaung', Above-Normal Temperatures Expected

GUWAHATI: In the aftermath of Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Michaung,' the Regional Meteorological Department (RMC) assured the public that the Northeastern regions would not experience any direct impact from the weather phenomenon. Confirming this information on Tuesday, the RMC also projected that the monthly maximum and minimum temperatures across the Northeast from December 2023 to February 2024 are likely to be above normal.

RMC Scientist Sunit Das addressed the media, stating, “In the last 24 hours, light rain occurred at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh, while dry weather prevailed over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura. Night temperatures rose appreciably over Meghalaya, Manipur, and Mizoram, with no significant change over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, and Tripura.”

Das emphasized that the current cloudy weather conditions have prevented a drop in minimum temperatures in the Northeast. However, he pointed out that once these conditions improve, a decrease in temperature is anticipated. He elaborated, “On November 26-27, we observed a slight drop in minimum temperatures in the Northeast, including Assam. However, due to the persistent cloud cover, temperatures rose again above normal in most parts of the region. We anticipate a drop by December 8 onwards, with a probability of temperature decrease.”

The RMC expert added that temperature drops in the Northeast typically occur gradually and not abruptly. Despite the temporary reprieve, the RMC's forecast indicates a likelihood of temperature reduction in the region, starting from December 8.

Meanwhile, the RMC's predictions include light to moderate rainfall at isolated places over Assam’s Barak Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, and Tripura. The information serves as a crucial update for residents and authorities, allowing them to prepare for potential weather changes.

As the Northeast navigates the aftermath of Cyclone Michaung, the RMC's insights provide valuable guidance on expected temperature patterns and precipitation, aiding the community in making informed decisions regarding their daily activities and long-term planning.


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