Shillong ( Meghalaya), Aug 7: It looks like the intense spell that engulfed the northeastern states in substantial wet weather over the last weekend might’ve found a new fondness for the region, deciding to prolong its rainy stay to this week as well.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the eastern end of the monsoon trough has found a holiday home near Gorakhpur, Muzaffarpur, Malda, stretching all the way to Manipur. In addition, a cyclonic circulation near Bihar will tie up with this seasonal trough to help dump vast amounts of moisture over Northeast India in the next few days.
While the number of systems might be few, the impact is anything but! Alongside light to moderate rainfall over most of the region, IMD forecasts heavy to very heavy showers (64.5 mm-204.5 mm) over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Manipur till Friday (August 11).
Major cities in these states will continue to fare similarly during this forecast period. A general wet outlook with multiple thundershower spells is in the books for Arunachal Itanagar and Assam’s Guwahati till Friday. The same is in store for popular tourist spots such as Shillong in Meghalaya, IMD forecasts. ( The Weather Channel)