Guwahati: Northeast India continues to witness some of its hottest days even in October. On October 16, most cities across the region registered a temperature 4 to 5 degrees higher than usual.

While Guwahati saw 36.5°C, temperatures went up to 37.8°C in Arunachal Pradesh’s Itanagar. Agartala reported 34.8°C and Dibrugarh recorded a temperature of 35.8°C.

Other cities showed relatively lower temperatures but still higher than usual with 29.2°C in Aizawl, 29.7°C in Cherrapunjee, 26.2°C in Shillong, 28.8°C in Imphal and 26.5°C in Kohima.

According to the meteorological department, the weather is likely to improve in the next 24 hours. but the maximum temperature is likely to remain above normal.

“If we look at the condition today at 8:30 am, actually there is a low-pressure area which now lies over north-costal Andhra Pradesh adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal and the associated cyclonic circulation extends up to 5.8 kilometres above main sea level tilting south-westwards with height,” explained Sanjay Shaw, Director, Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati.

“If we look at this through satellite imagery, you will see that there is very less cloud in the northeastern region since a low-pressure area has developed there are more clouds in this area. But there are chances of improvement in the condition in the expected weather forecast,” the director added.

He further informed that light to moderate rain and shower is very likely to occur at a few places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura and light rain/thundershower are very likely to occur at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

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