The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a weather warning for all northeastern states, especially Sikkim, with heavy to very heavy rainfall expected from June 27 until July 1.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) took to Twitter to issue a warning for extreme weather in Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

June 30 and July 1 are expected to witness the heaviest rainfall this week.

Heavy rainfall is expected in the East and North Sikkim districts from Monday to Wednesday. The rainfall will intensify over Thursday and Friday in South and West Sikkim as well.

Even as monsoon winds are just making landfall, Sikkim has been marred by consistent rain since February-March. Different parts of the state have already witnessed hailstones till early May, damaging crops. Since May, the state has been marred by landslides. But the onset of monsoon season has come as a relief in states like Nagaland and Tripura, as they were suffering from droughts during the pre-monsoon season. Both states have reported increase in agricultural activities after the arrival of monsoon.

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