Even as Assam is reeling under flood, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heavy rainfall is likely to occur in the next 24 hours in Assam and Meghalaya.
The IMD on Sunday said that isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh also may receive heavy downpour during the day.
According to a skymetweather report, intermittent spells of moderate to heavy rain and thundershower at many places with very heavy showers along with moderate lightning strike will be seen over Baksa, Barpeta, Biswanath, Bongaigaon, Cachar, Charaideo, Chirang, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dhubri, Dibrugarh, Goalpara, Golaghat, Hailakandi, Hojai, Jorhat, Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), Karbi Anglong (East), Karbi Anglong (West), Karimganj, Kokrajhar, Lakhimpur, Majuli, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, N.C.Hills, Sivasagar, Sonitpur, South Salmara-Mankachar, Tinsukia and Udalguri districts in Assam.
Heavy downpour is also likely to occur in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills, East Jaintia Hills, East Khasi Hills, North Garo Hills, Ri-Bhoi, South Garo Hills, South West Garo Hills, South West Khasi Hills, West Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills and West Khasi Hills during next 24-36 hours.
The flood situation in Assam turned critical forcing following the heavy rainfall occurred in the state during the last few days.
The parts of the Brahmaputra river are flowing above the danger level due to heavy rainfall in the state.
Around 14, 17,411 people from 25 districts of the state have been affected by the current wave of flood.