September, 03, 2017: Southwest Monsoon has been pouring good rain and thundershowers over the northeastern states of the country along with adjoining Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
Throughout the month of August, the aforesaid areas continued with Monsoon showers with varying intensity and seldom had they gone dry. The month of September also began on somewhat similar note over the region.
In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Friday, Cherrapunji recorded 142 mm of rains, followed by Pasighat 100 mm, North Lakhimpur 70 mm, Agartala 65 mm, Dhubri 51 mm, Itanagar 38 mm, Mazbat 37 mm, Shillong 37 mm, Jorhat 32 mm, Tezpur 25 mm, Goalpara 21 mm, Tawang 20 mm and Anni 14 mm of rains.
According to Skymet Weather, the eastern end of axis of Monsoon trough is passing through Purnia, Balurghat across Bangladesh and thence southeastward towards Northeast Bay of Bengal. In addition to this, a cyclonic circulation is over Assam.
Moreover, the southerly moist winds are also prevailing over most parts of the Northeast India and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal.
Under the influence of all the above-mentioned weather systems, Southwest Monsoon will continue to remain active giving moderate to heavy rainfall over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland during the next 2 to 3 days. Light to moderate spells are also expected over Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the same time frame. Sub-Himalayan West Bengal including Sikkim may also get to see some moderate to heavy rains.