Dimapur, June 11: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has informed that there will be strong monsoon activity between June 12 to 17, with heavy monsoon rains almost daily; mostly in the night and early morning during.
The second spell of the monsoon rain is also expected between June 21 to 30, which will last for 3 to 4 days, it said.
In a weather update issued in coordination with the Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati, the NSDMA said the Southwest monsoon which has made timeline onset over Kerala and Coastal Karnataka has reached Northeast India and has further advanced into Nagaland through the eastern arm of the Bay of Bengal.
State capital Kohima and most other parts of Nagaland are also covered with the monsoon current. During this period, thunderstorms and lightning with heavy rains is expected in the districts of Kohima, Dimapur, Peren, Phek, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon and Longleng. However, moderate showers will continue in the remaining parts of the State which is likely to become intense, it said.
In view of the heavy rainfall expected during this monsoon period, the NSDMA urged the public to be vigilant and not to shelter under large trees and near the river banks and to take necessary precautionary measures to prevent unnecessary risk to life from lightning and flash flood. It also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities to be on alert to save lives and properties during this period. (Page News Service)