The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)has forecast heavy rains and more inclement weather to continue across Northeast India till September 23.
Despite a wet start last week, September showers are yet to compensate for the seasonal rainfall deficits across the northeastern states.
IMD said as the southwest monsoon retreats, new weather systems are developing above the northeastern skies. According to the IMD, a low-pressure system near Odisha’s coast, over the Bay of Bengal and its interaction with the prevailing monsoon trough, will likely bring rains in the coming days.
Under their influence, fairly widespread to widespread moderate rains accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning has been forecast over Assam and Meghalaya from Monday to Friday (September 19-23), Arunachal Pradesh from Tuesday to Friday (September 20-23), and over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on Monday and Tuesday.