The Indian meteorological department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in five Northeast states in coming days. 

The IMD has predicted that very heavy rainfall is expected in the Northeast states of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal, Nagaland and Manipur on December 5 and 6. 

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall will be witnessed in the Northeast states like Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur on December 5 and 6,” Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DGM of IMD said on Tuesday. 

He added: “A low-pressure area, formed over south Thailand and adjoining Andaman Sea, is likely to move west-northwestwards and centre over Andaman in the next 12 hours to intensify into depression by December 2 and intracycle storm by December 3.” 

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“Wind speed of 40-60 kmph will prevail over the Andaman Sea today. It will move northwestwards from December 3, to reach near north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast by December 4 morning. Wind speed will then be 90-110 kmph over the west-central Bay of Bengal,” Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said. 

He further informed: “We have warned fishermen not to venture into the sea from December 2 onwards. Further, farmers are advised to secure their harvested standing crops in north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Northeast states, as there will be significant damage.” 

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