More rainfall forecast for Nagaland; orange alert on May 26

Morung Express News
Dimapur | May 22

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecasted more rainfall in Nagaland, with increased intensity starting on May 24 and an orange alert for ‘heavy to very heavy rainfall’ rain on May 26. 

The extended weather outlook issued by the IMD at 10 PM on May 22 also predicted ‘widespread’ rainfall from May 25-28.

From May 23-24, there was a likelihood of thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds (speeds reaching 30-40 kmph) at isolated places in the state, the it noted.

On May 25, heavy rainfall was likely at isolated places along with thunderstorms accompanied by lightning at isolated places in Nagaland.

‘Heavy to very heavy rainfall’ was forecasted at isolated places on May 26, the national weather agency added.  There was also a likelihood of thunderstorms with lightning at isolated places over Nagaland on May 26. 

Meanwhile, as per the IMD, minimum temperature departures as of May 22 were appreciably above normal (3.1°C to 5.0°C) in a few places in the state, while maximum temperature departures were also above normal (1.6°C to 3.0°C) in a few places over Nagaland.