The southwest monsoon will bring heavy rains across the northeast.
The southwest monsoon will bring heavy rains across the northeast. Due to a cyclonic cyclone over southern Bangladesh and the adjoining northern Bay of Bengal, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains in all the northeastern states and sub-Himalayan West Bengal on Thursday and for the next five days.
The IMD has forecast heavy rains and thundershowers in all the northeastern states including Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Sikkim and sub-Himalayan West Bengal.
He said conditions were favorable for the southwest monsoon to advance in the region by Friday.
Due to a cyclonic cyclone over southern Bangladesh and the adjoining northern Bay of Bengal and strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to northeastern India, widespread heavy rains with isolated heavy rains in sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim and northeast. Light to moderate rain is expected over the next few days, “said IMD.
Under the influence of troughs and southwest humid winds, northeastern India is likely to continue with heavy rainfall and thunderstorms during this period. Rainfall will normally be 20-40 mm per day in these areas and will be 60-80 mm locally heavy in Assam, Meghalaya, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Mizoram and Tripura during the next five days. Or it may be raining heavily.
Meteorologists have forecast heavy to very heavy rains in Alipurduar and Koch Bihar districts of North Bengal and torrential rains in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri till Sunday morning.
The meteorologist said that Bagdogra near Siliguri had received 18.7 mm of rain in the last 24 hours till 8.30 am on Thursday, while Jalpaiguri had received 15 mm of rain during the same period.