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The wet spell across Northeast India looks to continue, with Assam, especially Guwahati, receiving heavy rainfall early morning. But if you are expecting the weather to change soon, prepared to be disappointed.  

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains for five days. In a press release dated April 20, the IMD said it expects strong southwesterly winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal and towards the North East at lower tropospheric levels. 

This, the IMD says, will result in:

Fairly widespread to widespread rains accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim until Saturday, April 23.

Isolated heavy showers in Assam and Meghalaya during the next five days.

The IMD has urged individuals to “be prepared” for heavy rains and thundersqualls over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. 

The advisory over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura will be downgraded to a yellow watch from Wednesday to Saturday (April 19-23).

The Northeast has been under an extremely wet spell in April so far, and the weather has caused extensive damage in Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh.

Over 200 homes were damaged in North Mizoram, while several trees were uprooted in Ri Bhoi district in Meghalaya. Around 14 people, including two minors, have died due to the severe rains and thunderstorms that have lashed Assam this month. Over 7,000 houses have been damaged, according to reports. Three persons were also killed in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kurung Kumey district in a massive landslide triggered by heavy rains, officials said on Tuesday.

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