State to receive more pre-monsoon rains

State to receive more  pre-monsoon rains

Dimapur, May 14: The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA) has issued weather alert that the rain and thunderstorms are likely to drench the State on May 28 next, the date that will coincide with the onset of monsoon.
In this regard, the NSDMA advised the public to stay safe and not make temporary huts for overnight halt or stay near river banks or under big trees to reduce risk from flash floods/cloudburst and lightning strikes.
The NSDMA said the normal date of the onset of southwest monsoon will start on a timely note, thus pre-monsoon activities would pick up its pace by May 28.
The NSDMA informed that the pre monsoon weather is attributed to the prevailing cyclonic circulation over West Bengal and adjoining region, which has been attracting humid winds from Bay of Bengal.
It informed that these pre-monsoon activities would only occur during late evening, night or early morning hours.
April ended with less than satisfactory rains for most parts of Nagaland, but the month of May started on a rainy note, it said.
NSDMA said there is a significant amount of increase in the monthly rainfall for Nagaland – from 77mm in April, it increased to 150mm in May. In fact, the capital city of Kohima has already recorded 121mm of rain in a span of the first eight days in comparison to its monthly average rainfall of 165mm, it said.
(Page News Service)