Shillong (Meghalaya) , June 14 : The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast continuation of heavy rainfall activity over northeastern states till June 17 with a red alert sounded for Meghalaya and Assam .
Several places in Assam and Meghalaya are already receiving extremely heavy rainfall, above 100 mm, 250 mm or even 300 mm over 24 hours.
Apart from the red alert for Assam and Meghalaya for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the IMD has issued an orange alert for Arunachal Pradesh till June 17.
“Moisture incursion is very likely to continue due to strong lower level southerly/southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal to Northeast India during June 13 to 17,” said IMD’s senior scientist at Guwahati, Sanjay O’Neill Shaw said.
Under its influence, fairly widespread/widespread rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm/lightning/heavy to very heavy with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to continue over northeastern states till June 17.
— IMD Shillong (@MetShillong) June 14, 2022
While , Meghalaya government has issued an advisory to be followed in case of heavy rains ,DC , Kamrup has directed all educational institutions both government and private to remain closed on Wednesday (June ,15) with exception of conduct of examinations which have been already scheduled .