The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Assam and Meghalaya for June 7 with a forecast of rains and thunderstorms over these northeastern states.

The southwest monsoon season has marked its presence over the entire Northeast and parts of Sub-Himalayan West Bengal.

With the arrival of the monsoon, torrential rains set to lash the Northeastern states—Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

The IMD has said wet weather conditions are brought by the strengthening of south-westerly winds, along with the presence of a cyclonic circulation over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and its neighbouring parts, The Weather Channel reported.

Therefore, heavy rainfall activity has been forecast over the Northeast during the next 3-4 days.

Parts of Arunachal Pradesh are likely to witness an isolated downpour on June 8 (Tuesday).

Similarly, parts of Assam and Meghalaya are likely to experience heavy rains on June 8 (Tuesday) and 9 (Wednesday).

Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will be under the grip of an active monsoon on June 7 (Monday).

Along with heavy rains, some states of the region are also likely to experience thunderstorms and lightning during the next 3-4 days.

The IMD has issued an orange alert over Assam and Meghalaya for June 7 (Monday) in view of the rough weather conditions.

The IMD in its alert has urged the residents of the two states to ‘be prepared for the rough weather.

Other states, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim have been placed under a yellow watch on Monday.

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