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Heavy rainfall to bombard parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya: IMD reports

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According to weather reports, some parts of northeast India have a chance of witnessing light to moderate rainfall and heavy rainfall at its isolated places from August 22 to 26. 

Sources said India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal would probably increase over the Northeastern part because of strong winds from the south and west.

States that will witness the rainfall

Heavy rainfal

The monsoon crosses Shivpuri, Bikaner, Patna, Balurghat, Sidhi, and then eastwards to reach Nagaland. The monsoon trough from the eastern end is likely to stay along the foothills of the Himalayas for the next three to four days, said IMD report.

Parts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, and Meghalaya will witness heavy rainfall from August 24. The prediction of light to moderate rainfall includes the states Nagaland, Manipur Mizoram, and Tripura, said sources.

Probable Impact of the rainfall

• Local roads will be flooded, and the low-lying area will witness waterlogging.

• chances of Localized landslide to a huge extent.

• Water level will rise in the north bank tributaries of river Brahmaputra.

• reduction of visibility on the road due to heavy rainfall.

• Heavy rainfall may damage kutcha roads.

• Some utilities and services may get interrupted.

• Blocking of roads because of landslides

• Damage to vulnerable structures

• Action suggested

•People will be forced not to go to areas that often face water logging problems.

• staying in a vulnerable structure can cause death to the local public

Statement by the weather forecast

“5-day total precipitation of over 250 mm is expected across these states. The rainfall activity over the region will be at its peak from Tuesday to Thursday,” declared The Weather Channel’s met team. 

The latest update from the Central Water Commission (CWC) said that Assam would be particularly vulnerable to flooding. 

“The rainfall activity shall be widespread over the Northeast, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Bihar till Tuesday, August 24,” the IMD said.

“Areas in Assam and Meghalaya may have been isolated to very heavy rainfalls on August 25,” the weather department added.

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