There could be frequent spells of intermittent rain lasting till early morning from August 8 to 16

Kohima: Monsoon rains in Nagaland have been deficient by about 25%. Only mild activity occurred during the last 10 days, an update from the Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with the Regional Meteorological Centre said.

As per the latest weather updates, although monsoon rains have been deficient for the state by about 25% this season, moderate rain with thunderstorm is expected during late evening and night in the coming days.

It predicted that there could be frequent spells of intermittent rain lasting till early morning from August 8 to 16. The weather activity in the first half will be more than the latter one, it said.

Thundershowers and lighting accompanied with heavy rains are expected in the districts of Peren, Kohima, Phek, Wokha, Zunheboto, Kiphire, Mokokchung and Tuensang from August 8 to 11.

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As per the predictions, the second half, including Independence Day, will have better weather conditions. One or two spell of rain or thunderstorms of short duration likely to occur during night. During this period, the days generally will be cloudy.

Maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 25 degrees and 18 degrees at most locations except Dimapur where maximum temperature could rise up to 35 degrees. Any adverse weather causing disruption to the routine activities are not expected. Spike in weather activity with frequent rainy spells are also expected from August 17 onwards.

The NSDMA urged the public to exercise caution to avoid any eventualities during this period. It also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities to be on alert to save lives and properties during this monsoon period.

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