An intense spell of rain over Northeast and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim is likely to continue till August 15, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday.

There will be a gradual increase in rainfall activity over the Northeast, peninsular and adjoining east-central India from August 15 while there will be subdued rainfall very likely over the rest of the country during the next five days, IMD said in a release.

The current spell of widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely to continue over Northeast India and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim till August 14 and reduction thereafter.

Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall is very likely over the Western Himalayan region during the next 3-4 days, IMD said.

Rainfall recorded from 8.30 a.m. on Thursday till 8.30 a.m. Friday: Mawsynram – 22 mm; Pasighat – 17 mm, IMD said.

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