Wet days ahead as monsoon hits NE

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GUWAHATI, JUNE 2: The southwest monsoon struck the Northeast on Friday, covering parts of Manipur and Mizoram.
Following the arrival of the monsoon in the Northeastern region in the first week of June as expected, the India Meteorological Department(IMD) has predicted widespread rainfall in several NE states in the next couple of days.
“The southwest monsoon has further advanced into some more parts of the northeast Bay of Bengal and some parts of Mizoram and Manipur. Conditions are favourable for further advance of the southwest monsoon into some more parts of NE region in the next 48 hours,” said Sanjay O’Neill Shaw, Deputy Director General of Meteorology at the IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre based in Guwahati.
A source in the IMD said, “Even after the arrival of monsoon, there is little chance of heavy rain in the NE states in the next couple of days,” said a source in the IMD. According to the Met office, widespread rainfall is expected in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on Saturday and Sunday. Assam and Meghalaya are likely to experience fairly widespread rainfall in the next 2 days.
“Moderate rain accompanied by thundershowers is very likely to occur at most places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and at many places over Assam and Meghalaya in the next 24 hours. Light to moderate rain and thundershowers are very likely to occur at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh during the same period,” said a Met official. IMD data indicate that light to moderate rain occurred at most places over Tripura and at a few places over Assam in the last 24 hours. (TNN)