by NEWSNER , 2021-04-07 11:52:16
While isolated showers are drenching Northeast India throughout the week, a fresh rain spell is on the cards this weekend, as widespread rainfall has been forecast over three states within the region on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a trough within the westerlies is currently running at 3.1 km above the mean water level. As this technique moves eastwards over subsequent 24 hours, it'll gain support from the moisture invading the land from the Bay of Bengal.
Under the influence of that environmental condition, fairly widespread to widespread rainfall, along with side thunderstorms, lightning, and gusty winds blowing at the speed of 30-40 kph, are all very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya on Friday and Saturday.
Moreover, isolated heavy showers are particularly on the cards across the state of Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, April 10.
Given these predictions, the IMD has issued a yellow watch to all three states on both Friday and Saturday, with the advisory urging residents to ‘be conscious of the local weather situation.
Similar conditions also are expected over these states on Wednesday and Thursday, April 7-8, although the precipitation is probably going to travel up a notch in terms of intensity also as distribution come Friday.
In fact, as per IMD observations, rainfall and thundershowers were recorded in isolated places within Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday, April 6 also.
Meanwhile, due to the wet weather, the utmost daytime temperatures across the Northeast also are likely to stay low. This can mark a stark contrast against the remainder of the country, where the mercury levels are expected to exceed 40°C in several areas.
Despite repeated rain events over the Northeast since the start of the pre-monsoon season on March 1, however, the precipitation recorded within the states within the region varies to an excellent extent.
While Meghalaya has received 13% higher-than-normal rainfall worth 133.7 mm between March 1 and April 6, both Assam (58.8 mm) and Arunachal Pradesh (144.7 mm) have registered ‘deficits’ beyond 40% as compared to their respective long-term average rain figures for this era.