The Northeastern region of India will continue receiving heavy rainfall this week, with intense showers especially on the horizon across the region on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 1-2.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the incursion of moisture from the Bay of Bengal onto the Northeast will continue due to the strengthening of lower-level southwesterly winds and will continue till the next five days.

Assam and Meghalaya will be up for isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next two days, while Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will experience isolated heavy showers.

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The Weather Channel’s met team has forecast 24-hour precipitation of 150 mm over isolated places of Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday, and 72-hour precipitation of 250 mm from Tuesday to Thursday. The team has also indicated a strong likelihood of heavy rains over Assam and Meghalaya from Thursday to Saturday.

In view of these predictions, the IMD has issued an orange alert over Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rest of the northeastern states have been placed under a yellow watch. The IMD has urged residents of the announced areas to be prepared for rough weather, and everyone to be aware of local weather conditions.

Meanwhile, June 1 officially marked the beginning of the monsoon season in India. During the 2021 pre-monsoon season, most of the northeastern states received below-average rainfall.



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