GUWAHATI, June 19 � The present hot weather condition is likely to persist over the NE region for the next 48 to 72 hours.
Stating this, Scientist-D of the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) Sunit Das told this newspaper that the presence of a low pressure system over the West Central Bay of Bengal and its adjoining North West Bay of Bengal over South Odisha and Andhra Pradesh Coast, has led to rise in temperature in the NE region.
The low pressure system and its associated cyclonic circulation, which is extended up to 7.6 km above the mean sea level, has been preventing flow of moisture from the Bay of Bengal to the NE region, causing less rainfall activities in the region these days.
This condition is likely to persist for the next 48 to 72 hours, Das said. He, however, added that local level thunderstorm activities in isolated areas over the region are expected during this period.
Guwahati today recorded a maximum temperature of 35.4 degree Celsius, which is 3 degree Celsius above its normal maximum temperature for the period.