The mercury has dipped by couple of degrees at various places across the north-eastern region, thanks to the pre-monsoon showers that have lashed many places of the North-east during the last 24 hours.
The Regional Meteorological Centre situated at Borjhar on the outskirts of Guwahati has warned of a thunder squall with maximum wind speed reaching up to 60 km per hour at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura during the next couple of days.
Thunderstorm with gusty winds and hail are likely to occur at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on Friday, as claimed in a Times of India report.
From Friday to Saturday, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Arunachal, Assam and Meghalaya.
According to the Regional Meteorological Centre, moderate rain occurred at most places over Arunachal, at many places over Assam and Mizoram and at a few places over Meghalaya in the last 24 hours.
Also, light to moderate rain occurred at a few places over Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura during the last 24 hours.
While day temperature rose in Meghalaya, it fell in Arunachal and Assam, the RMC had informed, according to the TOI report. The temperature also dipped in Manipur.
Met officials said rain and thunderstorms are normal for the region in the pre-monsoon phase. Monsoon hits the region in the first week of June.
The pre-monsoon shower has also provided relief from dust triggered by the dry weather in the last few weeks.
Meanwhile, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) has engaged labourers to clear clogged city drains to mitigate the problem of artificial floods.