GUWAHATI, April 26 - Maximum temperature, that is the day temperature in comprehensible term, is soaring in the North East region for the past about one week to the utter distress of its common people. However, some respite is expected shortly, said sources in the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC), reasoning that within a day or two, rainfall activities are expected to start over the region.
The situation has come to such a state today that the difference between the actual maximum temperature and the normal for the maximum temperature shot up to 8.3 degrees Celsius in Passighat in Arunachal Pradesh, while in both Dibrugarh and North Lakhimpur the gap rose to 7.9 degrees Celsius, 5.9 degrees Celsius in Tezpur, 5.7 degrees Celsius in Silchar, 5.6 degrees Celsius in Guwahati, 5.2 degrees Celsius in Imphal, 4.8 degrees Celsius in Agartala and 2.1 degrees Celsius in Shillong.
Today, Kohima recorded a maximum temperature of 26.8 degrees Celsius, while Aizawl recorded a maximum of 38.5 degrees Celsius and Itanagar recorded a maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius. However, the differences between their actual and normal maximum temperature were not available with the RMC.
RMC sources attributed the prevailing weather condition in the NE region to lack of moisture incursion into the region and also to a very big low pressure system persisting over the East Equatorial Indian Ocean and its adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal. This system has by now concentrated into a depression over the same region and it was found lying near Latitude 2.7 degree North and Longitude 89.7 degree East.
It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours and into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. It is very likely to move northwest ward off Sri Lanka Coast during the next 96 hours and reach near north Tamil Nadu and South Andhra Pradesh Coast on April 30, 2019, said the RMC sources.
The above low pressure system is mainly responsible for the lack of moisture incursion into the NE region. However, the above synopsis suggests that the prevailing weather situation over the NE region is likely to undergo a change from tomorrow onwards with a drop in the maximum temperatures at the region's different places subsequently, said the RMC sources.
The rainy situation thus being resulted, is expected to persist at least for the six to seven days from tomorrow onwards at most of the areas over the region.
However, today and tomorrow, Tripura and Mizoram will receive rainfall at isolated places and from April 28, they are to experience rainy condition for the next four to five days. For Assam-Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh Meteorology Subdivisions, the RMC has forecast that scattered rainfall activities would occur at a few places, sources said.