Shillong (Meghalaya ) ,Sept 22 : Two meteorological subdivisions in the east—Assam-Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal-Sikkim—are set to experience vigorous monsoon spell over the next two days. Isolated extremely heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning are forecast in the region for Tuesday and Wednesday.
Owing to rough weather conditions forecast, a red warning has been placed over the two subdivisions for Tuesday and Wednesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast isolated extremely heavy rainfall over north Bengal and Sikkim on Tuesday and over Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday and Wednesday.
According to The Weather Channel , a low-pressure area and related cyclonic circulation currently lie over Odisha as on Tuesday morning. The low-pressure area is likely to move west-northwestward for the next few days. As the system attracts substantial moisture from the seas fairly widespread to widespread rain and thunderstorms across east and northeast India from Tuesday to Friday.
In the view of these predictions, North Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya are on continued orange alert and yellow watch till Friday. While IMD’s red warning signifies ‘take action’, an orange alert means ‘be prepared’ and yellow watch means ‘be updated’.
The regional met department in Kolkata has placed all districts in North Bengal, including Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Coochbehar, under an orange alert till Thursday, while Malda remains under alert till Friday. (TWC)