Dimapur, September 19: Nagaland experienced seasonal deficiency of 29% rainfall from June 1 to September 17. The most deficit districts is Tuensang (63%) followed by Wokha (53%). State capital Kohima experienced 33% rainfall deficit.
According to Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, the State has received a total of 95mm rainfall so far this month, which is the least in many years.
Rain likely from Sept 20
Meanwhile, with a strong weather system forming over Bay of Bengal on September 20, rain activities in Nagaland will get stepped up between September 20 to 22 and again from September 25 to 26.
NSDMA informed that no extreme weather activity is expected during this period. Most of the thunderstorms and lightning accompanied with rain will happen during evening and nights. The State will experience better weather conditions between 10 am to 5 pm during this period.
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 responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities and to be on alert to save lives and properties during the period. (Page News Service)