The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued a severe flood situation alert in Assam.
The CWC issued flood alert for the Brahmaputra river at Neamati Ghat in Jorhat district and Jiabharali in Sonitpur districts.
Parts of Assam and neighbouring Meghalaya have been receiving heavy downpour since May 20 after super cyclone Amphan weakened.
The highest flood level for the Brahmaputra in the Jorhat stretch is 87.37 metres and the current level is 85.78 metre.
In Jiabharali, the highest flood level is 78.5 metres and the current level is 77.36 metres.
Several tributaries of Brahmaputra including Beki in Barpeta have recorded above-normal flood levels.
“The district-level rainfall data is being compiled, but parts of Meghalaya, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have received extremely heavy rains in the past five days, which is likely to continue for another three days at least,” Hindustan Times quoted K Sathi Devi, head, National Weather Forecasting Centre, as saying.
He said southwesterly moisture-laden winds are converging from the Bay of Bengal in the region and the rains aren’t likely to recede immediately.
Cherrapunji in Meghalaya has received 1,105 millimetres of rain in the last four days.
“We’re still compiling the data, which is a departure from normal. There’ll be more flooding in the region, as rains are not likely to stop for the next few days. But the intensity of rainfall may reduce after two-three days,” said Mahesh Palawat, vice-president, meteorology and climate, Skymet Weather.
He said Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will also experience heavy rains soon.