Heavy rains batter Northeast India; landslides bring life to a halt

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Heavy rains batter Northeast India; landslides bring life to a halt .The meteorologist said that with heavy rains, floods, landslides and more disasters already raging over the past week, all northeastern India is likely to see more bad weather in the coming days.

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains in Assam, Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and parts of Sikkim. He also forecast heavy rains in other parts of northeast including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
The meteorologist said that with heavy rains, floods, landslides and more disasters already raging over the past week, all northeastern India is likely to see more bad weather in the coming days.

The Indian Meteorological Department has forecast heavy rains in Assam, Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and parts of Sikkim. He also forecast heavy rains in other parts of northeast including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

According to the data, Assam received 192.6 mm of rainfall in the last week ending Wednesday, compared to the normal average of 96.1 mm this time of the year – which is almost 100% higher than normal rainfall.

Continuous rains in different parts of Assam have wreaked havoc, with many parts of Lower and Central Assam on high alert. Central Assam’s Hojai district is on alert after the water level in the Kopili River rose sharply in the last 24 hours, especially after a dam was released in the mountainous region of Kirby Anglong. Authorities have issued alerts in various districts and strongly advised people not to go out unless absolutely necessary.
Sehra, also known as Cherrapunji- one of the wettest places in the world – recorded 811.6 mm of rain in the 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m. on June 15, 1995. The latter is the highest in June.

IMD data shows that since the IMD started recording, more than 750 mm of rain has been recorded in Cherrapunji on 10 occasions in a single day in June.

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