No let-up predicted for Dimapur weather

File Photo: A farmer is silhouetted against monsoon clouds as he ploughs his field in Dimapur. (Morung File Photo by Caisii Mao)
File Photo: A farmer is silhouetted against monsoon clouds as he ploughs his field in Dimapur. (Morung File Photo by Caisii Mao)

NSDMA issues weather updates for coming days

Kohima, August 8 (MExN): The scorching heat faced by denizens in Dimapur is unlikely to recede any time soon as the weather prediction for the second half of the month is reported to reach a maximum temperature of up to 35 degrees.

This data is according to the weather updates for the coming days issued by the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati on August 8.

Monsoon rains have been deficient for the state by about 25% this season, the report said.

While noting that only mild activity occurred during the last 10 days, it added that, moderate rain with thunderstorm is expected during late evening and night and there could be frequent spells of intermittent rain lasting till early morning from August 6 to 18.

The weather activity in the first half of the month will be more than the latter, the NSDMA reported.

Thundershowers and lighting accompanied with heavy rains is expected in the districts of Peren, Kohima, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire, Mokokchung and Tuensang from August 8 to 11.

Better weather conditions are predicted in the second half, including Independence Day. One or two spell of rain or thunderstorms of short duration is likely to occur during the night.

During this period, the days generally will be cloudy. Maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 25 degrees and 18 degrees at most locations except Dimapur where maximum temperature could rise up to 35 degrees, the NSDMA said.

Any adverse weather causing disruption to the routine activities  is not expected and spike in weather activity with frequent rainy spells is expected from August 17 onwards.

The NSDMA urged the public to exercise caution to avoid any eventualities during this period. It also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities and to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.