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Heavy rains to lash northeastern states, IMD issues orange alert till Wednesday

 India Today Web Desk 

New Delhi

March 30, 2021: UPDATED: March 30, 2021 08:05 IST

 

The weather department has predicted an intense wet spell over northeast India until April 2 with an orange alert for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura for March 30-31.

 

n orange alert has been issued by the weather department for Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura for March 30-31 with a forecast of rains and thunderstorm over northeastern states.

 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also predicted an intense wet spell over northeast India until April 2.

 

When and where will it rain?

The IMD said fairly widespread to widespread rain with thunderstorm and lightning at isolated places are very likely over northeast India during March 29-April 2 with maximum activity on March 30-31. This will happen under the influence of strong lower-level southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal.

 

Under the influence of strong lower level south-westerlies from the Bay of Bengal and other favourable meteorological conditions:
(i) fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/thundersquall/lightning at isolated places are very likely over Northeast
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— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) March 29, 2021

 

Isolated heavy rainfall on March 29 and April 1 and isolated heavy to very heavy rains on March 30 and 31 are very likely over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram, the IMD said. Isolated heavy rains are likely over Arunachal Pradesh on April 1.

 

Flood, waterlogging warning

The IMD said, "It may cause landslides and inundation of low-lying areas at some places in south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram during March 30 April 1.”

 

Due to this weather system, localised flooding of roads, waterlogging in low-lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban areas is expected in south Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura from March 29 to April 1.

 

There could be an occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall, disruption of traffic due to waterlogging in roads leading to increased travel time, minor damage to kutcha roads and localised landslides, mudslides, the weatherman said.

 

(Source: https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/heavy-rain-northeastern-states-imd-orange-alert-weather-1784892-2021-03-30