Good pre-monsoon rain in NE till April 17, wind storm likely in parts

Good pre-monsoon rain in NE till April 17, wind storm likely in parts

A Naga woman working in a paddy field at Kigwema village under Kohima district. (File Photo by Chizoko Vero)

Dimapur, April 15 (MExN): Skymet Weather has predicted on and off light to moderate rain and thundershowers with one or two heavy spells to continue over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till April 17.

During this time, a weather alert has been sounded in Nagaland with a moderate spell of rain and thundershowers accompanied by strong winds that are predicted to occur over Dimapur, Kiphire, Kohima, Longleng, Mokokchung, Mon, Peren, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha and Zunheboto
The North East states of India have been witnessing moderate to heavy rain and thundershower activities since the last two days.

From 8:30 am on Sunday, Barapani recorded 26 mm of rain, followed by Shillong 24 mm, Cherrapunji 12 mm, Goalpara 8 mm, Mazbat and Pasighat 6 mm. At present, a cyclonic circulation is seen over Tripura and adjoining area, stated Skymet Weather. Along with this, an anti-cyclone persisting over northern parts of Bay of Bengal is continuously feeding moisture over the North East states, it noted.

During this period, chances of lightning strike, wind storms and violent thundershowers cannot be ruled out over most parts of North East India. Thereafter, the intensity of these weather activities will reduce over most parts of the region. But still few isolated pockets may witness spell of light rain and thundershowers.

During next 24 to 48 hours, predicted Skymet, similar weather activities are expected in some more parts of North East India. Thereafter, gradually as rains will start decreasing, such weather activities will also reduce.