GUWAHATI: The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of widespread rainfall across the Northeastern states of India this week. The weather department has forecast the rainfall activity to be widespread in NE states of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim from Tuesday to Thursday.

The Weather Channel reported that heavy to very heavy rainfall over the next five days is expected across Sikkim, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, and Meghalaya, with over 250 mm in some places over five days.

“The rainfall activity shall be widespread over the Northeast, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and Bihar till Tuesday, August 24,” the IMD said.

According to the weather department, an increase in intensity is expected thereafter with isolated heavy falls over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya from August 24 to 27 and Bihar from August 25 to 27.

“Areas in Assam and Meghalaya may have been isolated to very heavy rainfalls on August 25,” the weather department said.

Monsoon activity has been relatively weak in the Northeastern region of India in 2021. Experts are attributing it to change in global temperatures, which are affecting the yearly rain patterns.

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