GUWAHATI, July 30 - Perhaps the current scorching day temperature condition in the NE region is soon coming to an end. Rainfall is likely to start in the region within the next 24 hours. The deep depression over the North East Bay of Bengal, which blocked the incursion of moisture to the NE region till date, turned into a cyclonic storm this afternoon. It is named Komen and is centred over the NE Bay of Bengal near latitude 22 degree North and longitude 91.2 degree East.
This has paved the way for resumption of rainfall activities over the NE region, said sources in the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here this afternoon. Fairly widespread rainfall activities over Assam-Meghalaya and Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura meteorological sub-divisions are likely to occur within the next 24 hours. During this period, scattered rainfall activities are expected over Arunachal Pradesh meteorological sub-division, sources said.
Heavy to very heavy rain may occur over isolated places over Assam-Meghalaya and Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura meteorological sub-divisions during the next 48 hours, said the sources.
During the next 24 hours, strong surface wind will prevail over Guwahati and its neighbourhood. The sky over the city would remain partly cloudy initially and then become a generally cloudy one, during that period, said the sources.
Between today evening and tomorrow evening, squall with a speed between 40 km per hour and 50 km per hour will prevail in Mizoram and Tripura and it may acquire a speed of 60 km per hour, sources said.