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GUWAHATI: Parts of the northeast are set to experience some intense rainfall activity over the next four days, as heavy showers have been forecast across the region from Thursday to Sunday as per the current Meteorological conditions.
“A trough from the cyclonic circulation over West Uttar Pradesh and neighborhood extending upto 0.9 km above mean sea level to Assam across East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and to Assam across East Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and extends upto 0.9 km above mean sea level. Under the influence of strong lower level southwesterlies from the Bay of Bengal, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorm or lightning and heavy falls at isolated places are likely over Northeast India till Saturday,” Sanjay O’Neill Shaw, deputy director general of meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, said.
Isolated heavy rainfall has been predicted over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya during May 6 and 9; Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during May 7 and 9; and Sub Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim on May 6 to May 8. Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura could also witness isolated very heavy falls on May 9. Thunderstorm and lightning activity, accompanied by gusty winds, will also prevail over most parts of the above regions during the next 4-5 days.
Shaw said due to thunderstorm, lightning and gusty winds over parts of NE states during till Saturday expected. “Strong winds may damage plantation, horticulture and standing crops. Strong winds may injure people and cattle at open places. Possibilities of damage to vulnerable structures due to temporary gusty winds,” he said, asking authorities to stay prepare