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Assam receives 16% below normal rainfall, 13 districts hit

Assam has so far received 16% below normal monsoon rainfall.


Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 July 2021 2:12 AM GMT


GUWAHATI: Assam has so far received 16% below normal monsoon rainfall.

Sources in the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) at Borjhar here said the State has experienced 571.9 mm rainfall between June 1 and July 17 this year. The total quantum of rainfall during this period is 16% below the normal level. While 13 districts have received scanty rainfall, there is normal rainfall in 13 other districts.

Such weather conditions are prevailing even when the monsoon season is at its peak. The districts in upper Assam which normally receives heavy to very heavy rainfall during July and August, have so far received scanty rainfall this time. He said barring a few districts the percentage of monsoon rainfall in lower and central Assam is also very less. The situation is more or less the same in Barak Valley. The rainless condition has made the situation hot and humid in different parts of Assam.

An RMC official said moderate rain/thundershowers are very likely to occur at most places over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura in the next 48 hours. He said heavy rains are expected at isolated places in Assam.

The official said Guwahati will have a generally cloudy sky with a few spells of rain or thundershowers. The maximum temperature is most likely to be 32°C on Monday.

"Normally during this part of the year, the State experiences heavy floods. But the flood is missing this time. There is a favourable condition in the atmosphere that might cause rainfall. We have to wait and watch the situation," the official said.

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