NSDMA issues monsoon outlook for State

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Dimapur, June 8: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has informed that with the onset of monsoon rains, on and off erratic nature of rains has already started over several parts of the State.
In the coming days, Nagaland can expect moderate to heavy rains across many parts of State, it informed. According to NSDMA weather analysis, rains would mostly occur in evenings and night during this monsoon.
NSDMA said Nagaland records an average rainfall to the tune of 400 mm in the month of June. The rainfall over Nagaland depends upon on the monsoon systems forming in Bay of Bengal.
Unlike other areas, Nagaland witnesses rain when there is a weather system formation in the Bay of Bengal. The state witnesses 12-13 numbers of rainy days, out of which 7-8 days witnessed heavy rains.
NSDMA also informed that North East India region including Nagaland is most likely to record deficient rainfall this year. Weather models are indicating that the region is likely to have deficient rainfall by 10% to 15%.
But NSDMA said though it could be a deficient rainfall during the monsoon season this year, the erratic nature of rainfall and the uneven distribution of rainfall may disrupt pubic infrastructures and utilities.
(Page News Service)