Amphan
GeoColor image of Cyclone Amphan at 0640Z (2:40 am EDT) Monday, May 18, 2020. Image credit: Weather Underground

Due to the super cyclone Amphan, thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds and heavy rainfall are expected in several areas in Northeast.

From heavy to very heavy rainfall is most likely expected at isolated places over Tawang, West & East Kameng, Kurung Kumey, and Kra Daadi districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Heavy rainfall is also expected at isolated places in Upper & Lower Subansiri, Papumpare, East & Upper Siang, Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also expected at isolated places over Dhubri, South Salmara-Mankachar, and Goalpara districts of Assam.

Heavy rainfall is also expected in several other places of Assam in Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Barpeta, Baska, Chirang, Kamrup, Kamrup (M) and Nalbari districts.

Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds and heavy rainfall very likely expected at isolated places over Darrang, Udalguri, Sonitpur and Bishwanath districts.

Thunderstorms with lightning and gusty winds are likely at isolated places over Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Dima Hasao districts as well.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall with thunderstorm, lightning and gusty is also expected in isolated places over Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Nagaland as well.

The respective state governments have urged the people to stay indoors and not venture out in the wake of the storm.

Meanwhile, an alert was sounded in Assam in the wake of the super cyclone and accordingly the state chief secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna issued an urgent order to all commissioners of divisions, CEO of Assam State Disaster Authority (ASDMA), and all deputy commissioners in this regard.

IMD on Tuesday said there will be light to moderate rainfall in most of the places in Assam and Meghalaya while heavy to very heavy falls to affect a few places over the western districts of Assam and Meghalaya on May 21.

“As reported by the Meteorological Department and widely reported in the media, there is a strong likelihood of widespread effect of Cyclone AMPHAN in Assam, especially in West Assam Districts,” Krishna said in the order.

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