Guwahati, Oct 24: The Met office here has predicted heavy rainfall activity over the Northeast characterised by thunderstorm/lightning and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places during October 24 to 26,” as per a special weather bulletin issued by the Regional Meteorological Centre.
“The deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of 18 km per hour during the past six hours and lay centered at 11:30 am (IST) on Sunday over the west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal about 680 km northwest of Port Blair, 650 km south of Sagar Island and 1200 km south and southwest of Barisal (Bangladesh),” the bulletin stated on Sunday evening.
“It is very likely to move northwestwards during the next six hours and intensify into a cyclonic storm over central Bay of Bengal. Thereafter, it would re-curve and move north and northeast wards and cross Bangladesh coast between Tinkona Island and Sandwip close to Barisal around October 25 (early morning. Under its influence, fairly widespread/widespread rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm/lightning/heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to occur over the northeastern states during October 24 to 26,” it said.
Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over north Assam and Arunachal Pradesh; heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely over South Assam, East Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura on Monday.
“Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely over the same region on October 25 and isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Arunachal Pradesh, northeast Assam and Nagaland on October 26,” the bulletin added.
“Damage expected over Tripura, Mizoram, East Meghalaya, Manipur and south Assam. Damage to standing crops including agricultural and horticultural crops due to heavy rain and squally winds,” the bulletin warned.
“Breaking of tree branches and uprooting of small trees ,inundation/localised flooding in low-lying areas is likely due to heavy rain. Localised landslides/mudslides/mud-slips are possible due to heavy rain,” it added.