GUWAHATI: The India Meteorological Department has forecasted fairly widespread to widespread rainfall over Northeast India during next 7 days with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over the region.
Further, under the influence of moist southwesterly winds; isolated heavy rain over Assam, Meghalaya during next 5 days; over Tripura, Mizoram on 22nd & 23rd; over Arunachal Pradesh on 25th June 2021.
The Weather Channel's met team has predicted isolated heavy rains over Sikkim from Tuesday to Friday; Assam and Meghalaya from Tuesday to Thursday; and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Furthermore, under the combined influence of a cyclonic circulation located over Northwest Bihar and a trough stretching from northwest Rajasthan to the northeast Bay of Bengal, fairly widespread rains with isolated heavy falls are also likely over Bihar over the next 24 hours.
In view of these predictions, the IMD has issued a yellow watch over all the aforementioned states for the next three days. On Friday and Saturday, only the northeastern states will retain the alert, which urges residents to be aware of the local weather situation.
Meanwhile, since the beginning of the monsoon period over India on June 1, the eastern states have received above-average rainfall, while the northeastern region has recorded normal to below-average precipitation.
Between June 1 and 22, Assam (265 mm), Nagaland (156 mm), and Mizoram (258.5 mm) recorded normal rainfall as compared to their respective long-term average figures, while Arunachal (240.5 mm), Meghalaya (316.2 mm), Manipur (133 mm) and Tripura (231.3 mm) registered 'deficit' rain figures. On the flip side, West Bengal (300 mm) and Sikkim (412.7 mm) received 'excess' rains, while Bihar, at 261.3 mm, witnessed 'large excess' precipitation.