Residents in Assam likely to get some respite from the scorching heat as rainfall is expected at some isolated places in the state.
The Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC), Guwahati has predicted that rainfall is expected to occur at many places over Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh during the next 24 hours.
A rainless state resulted in a sweltering heat condition at many places over the northeastern region for the past over one week.
Guwahati recorded a day temperature as high as 39.2 degree Celsius on August 7.
On Monday, it recorded a day temperature of 39.1 degree Celsius, which was 6.6 degree Celsius above its normal.
Rainfall activities at many places over the Assam-Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh meteorological subdivisions have been predicted basing on the fact that the low pressure area, which was lying over the east-central Bay of Bengal, has entered northeast Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh, said an RMC official.
It then turned anticlockwise over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam-Meghalaya met subdivisions, he said.
This development is going to produce more rainfall at many places in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh during the next 24 hours, the official added.
On Monday, Silchar recorded a day temperature of 38.6 degree Celsius, while each of Itanagar and North Lakhimpur recorded 37.6 degree Celsius, Tezpur recorded 37.2 degree Celsius and Jorhat recorded 36.8 degree Celsius.