GUWAHATI, April 25 - A squall lashed the northeastern region this afternoon with a speed between 10 and 30 knots. A squall is a strong wind that exceeds the speed of 22 knots and prevails for one minute or more. One knot speed is equal to the speed of 1.85 km per hour.
Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) sources here said that the squall flowed in a northwest to southwest direction.
RMC sources maintained that under the impact of a cyclonic circulation over West Bengal, which is extending up to 0.9 km above the mean sea level and a remnant western disturbance system as trough, which is now running roughly along the longitude 90 degree East to the north of latitude 25 degree North at 5.8 km above the mean sea level, rainfall activities are currently on over the northeastern region.
Rainfall activities are likely to continue over the region till April 29, sources said.
Our Dergaon Correspondents adds: A heavy storm lashed Dergaon and its nearby areas tody. A number of trees, roofs of dwelling houses, power poles were damaged in the storm. The road connecting Dergaon with Golaghat was closed as several uprooted trees blocked the road.