RED ALERT issued in Meghalaya and Assam: IMD

SHILLONG: 16th June 2022 (PTI Source)

When a state is put on a red alert, it indicates that the state will face more than 20cm of rain in twenty-four hours, while the orange alert means substantial rains measuring 6cm to 20cm will be witnessed. A yellow alert indicates a significant level of precipitation measuring 6cm to 11cm.

Meghalaya and Assam are expected to witness extremely heavy rains in the next two days according to the IMD. It issued a 'red alert' for both these states.

The weatherman predicted rains in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, and Tripura until the 18th of June.

In the interim, Assam has announced warnings and directed all the educational institutions to remain closed in the district of Kamrup on the 15th of June, with the exception that they will open only if examinations are held.

The Government of Assam has further warned all the inhabitants of Guwahati as well as its neighbouring localities to remain indoors unless it is absolutely critical to venture outdoors.

The lowest barometer reading occurred at Pune, where it dropped to 2470.73 mb on Tuesday morning on the 6th of June. The highest reading was recorded at Thirumalayam in Tamil Nadu, which read 3022.12 mb. The general pattern for the country is that temperature rises gradually before a significant drop beginning in early July.

"During the next week, clouds associated with this system are expected to cover a large part of eastern India, including northeastern states between the 14th and 18th of June. “During that period, widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and/or heavy to extremely heavy showers at isolated places is highly probable in the northeast,” according to the IMD.

In the next five days, according to the weather forecast, West Bengal's Sub-Himalayan West Bengal or northern sections of the state are expected to receive extremely heavy rains.