GUWAHATI, March 11 � Possibilities of rains and respite from this dust-created uncomfortable condition within the next one day are predicted by the weather office here. Dusty condition has by this time resulted in severe physical problems like gastro-enteric problems, respiratory problems, etc, for a good number of people here.
According to the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) Deputy Director General, Meteorology (DDGM) H Pathak, going by today's weather condition, isolated rainfall activities over the entire NE region are expected during the next 24 hours.
In the city and its adjoining areas, though the dust-raising wind would continue to harass the people, thunder cloud during the evening and night hours in the next 24 hours is expected over the sky. But the maximum temperature in the city and its adjacent areas is expected to remain 20 Celsius to 30 Celsius above normal.
Likewise, the minimum temperature in the city and its adjacent areas is also likely to remain 10 Celsius to 20 Celsius above normal during the period, said the DDGM.
Explaining the factors leading to the present dusty condition in the western and central part of the State, Pathak attributed the condition mainly to the difference in air pressure in the two different locations specially over the Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and its adjoining Bihar areas and West Assam and its adjoining areas. Differences in the air pressure were marked in these two locations during the past about one week with one or two days intermittent gaps.
This condition has been generating a strong surface wind blowing at the speed of nearly 20 km per hour between 12 pm and 4 pm generally. This wind is raising dust from the loose soil dumped at the construction sites and also from the exposed sand bars of the Brahmaputra making the situation uncomfortable for the people, said the DDGM.
The near absence of rainfall activities during the winter and the current pre-monsoon period has also aggravated the situation in the western and central parts of the State. However, during this period, occasional rainfall activities were there over Arunachal Pradesh and NE Assam, the DDGM said.