Dimapur, May 26: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has warned of harsh weather conditions in the State during the next 48 hours, with Kohima tagged as vulnerable for “strong weather activity”.
In a forecast issued on Wednesday, the NSDMA informed that the ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ has crossed Odisha coast near Balasore, and the weather condition over the entire north-eastern belt is expected to deteriorate — more so in Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Nagaland.
Also, the onset of Southwest monsoon over mainland India is expected to occur around May 30, it added.
“Both the conditions call for sensitive weather condition for the entire state of Nagaland in the coming days. Light to moderate rain/thundershowers is very likely to occur at few places over the State which will get intense and may cause disruption in communication and connectivity. The phenomenon in the weather activity is expected to take place from May 26 to June 5, mostly during evening and night hours. During the next 48 hours and the second half of the forecast period, the State is expected to experience harsh weather conditions. The State capital Kohima remains more vulnerable for strong weather activity,” it warned.
The NSDMA has urged the public to exercise caution to avoid any eventualities during the period, and requested all the DDMAs and other line departments to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities.
(Page News Service)