The havoc created by landslides and floods due to heavy downpours is likely to continue further as Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) has predicted more rainfall over the next five days. ”State-wise Weather Warning for next 5 days over NE India,” The RMC tweeted on Thursday.
As per the RMC, the northeast region will witness rain from 20th-23rd May 2022 and the minimum temperature from 20th to 25th May will be 23 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature will be 32 degrees celsius.
Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday also predicted heavy rainfall over Assam, Meghalaya. ”Fairly widespread to widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Assam-Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during next 5 days. Isolated extremely heavy falls very likely over Meghalaya on 18th May,” IMD tweeted.
As incessant rain continues to wreak havoc in Assam and other parts of the northeastern region, more than 6 lakh people spanning 27 districts in the state have been displaced and their livelihoods have been shattered.
According to a bulletin from the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the death toll in the state rose to 9 on May 18, with one person getting drowned in the floodwaters in the Darrang district. The bulletin went on to inform that the embankments were breached, roads and bridges were destroyed and school buildings were damaged in various districts across the state. Meanwhile, Sanjay Shaw, Director of Meteorology, Guwahati in a video statement asserted that from 19 to 21 May, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland are like to witness rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms at several places.