The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy to heavy rainfalls in various parts of Northeast region till July 12.
The monsoon trough at mean sea level now passes through center of well marked low pressure area over Gulf of Kutch & neighbourhood, Jalore, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Varanasi, Gaya and Shanti Niketan and extends up to 0.9 km above mean sea level, the IMD said.
“It is very likely to shift northwards towards the foothills of Himalayas from 9th July onwards,” it said.
Light to moderate rainfall at most places is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram & Tripura during next 5 days, it said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Isolated “heavy to very heavy falls” are very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram & Tripura till July 12, IMD said in the statement.
It warned that isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls are likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya during July 9-11.
The IMD also warned moderate thunderstorms/lightning at isolated places over Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh from July 9-11, and kept these states under red category.
Heavy rains are likely to trigger floods in isolated areas in the region.
Floods have already created havoc in Assam.
In Assam, floods have affected a total of 1,82,583 people of 400 villages under 24 revenue circles in 12 districts.
A total of 26,676.25 hectares of crop lands have been affected by floods so far.
There are 1,075 inmates who have been taking shelter in 34 relief camps, the flood report on Thursday issued by the Assam Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) said.