Friday, 31 July 2015

Heavy rain, thunderstorm likely to lash Assam: Met office

The Met office has warned of heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on Friday.

“Rain/thundershowers would occur at many places Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and at a few places over Arunachal Pradesh,” the Regional Meteorological Centre in Guwahati warned in its website.

With cyclonic storm 'KOMEN' building up over the northeast of the Bay of Bengal, the Met office said wind speed reaching 40-50 km per hour and gusting up to 60 km per hour is expected to prevail over Mizoram and Tripura for the next 24 hours.

In Guwahati, people are reeling under scorching heat with temperature shooting up to 37.2 degree Celsius on Thursday. According to the Met office, the 37.2 degree Celsius maximum temperature on Thursday is a five degrees Celsius departure from normal.

In fact, the sizzling heat has been prevailing over the city for the last few days and the residents here are desperate for some rain.

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