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State likely to witness heavy rainfall in Sept

By AJit Patowary

GUWAHATI, July 22 � The State is likely to record more rainfall in the month of September next. September is usually the concluding monsoon month for Assam and other parts of the NE region. However, for the India Meteorology Department (IMD) NE region of the country includes Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand, besides the usually known seven states of the region � Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura.

The IMD long range forecast for the monsoon this time described September as the wettest of the monsoon month in the country. Over NE India, it is expected that 103 per cent of the monsoon long period average of 1, 429 mm of rainfall, will occur in this month.

In the month of August next, the IMD expects that the country will receive 101 per cent of the long period average rainfall for the month. The long period average is determined by the IMD basing on the rainfall data of the 50-year period between 1941 and 1990, said sources in the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) of the IMD here.

The IMD predicted two per cent less rainfall over the country in the current month. Assam has so far received 18 per cent less rainfall in the current month. The normal rainfall of the State for the month is 284.5 mm. Against this, it has received a rainfall of 232.3 mm during the month till date, said the sources.

During the current month, the districts of Barpeta received a 62 per cent surplus rainfall. Kokrajhar also recorded a surplus rainfall of 52 per cent during the month. But the districts of Hailakandi (81%), Nagaon (-69 %), Karbi Anglong (- 62 %), Karimganj (-58%), Morigaon (- 47%), NC Hills (44%), Goalpara (-37%), Kamrup (Metro) (-35%), Sonitpur (-29%), Cachar (-21 %) and Dhubri (-20 %) recorded deficit rainfall during the month. The rest of the State�s districts recorded normal rainfall during the month, said the sources.

During the next two to three days, many of the places over Assam and Meghalaya are getting rainfall. Most of the places over Arunachal Pradesh and many of the places over Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are also getting rainfall during these days, said the sources.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra on July 21 was flowing above the danger level at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat and Dhubri. However, the river is maintaining a steady trend at all of its gauge stations, except Guwahati, where it is maintaining a rising trend, as per the data available with the Central Water Commission (CWC) office here.

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State likely to witness heavy rainfall in Sept

GUWAHATI, July 22 � The State is likely to record more rainfall in the month of September next. September is usually the concluding monsoon month for Assam and other parts of the NE region. However, for the India Meteorology Department (IMD) NE region of the country includes Bihar, West Bengal and Jharkhand, besides the usually known seven states of the region � Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Tripura.

The IMD long range forecast for the monsoon this time described September as the wettest of the monsoon month in the country. Over NE India, it is expected that 103 per cent of the monsoon long period average of 1, 429 mm of rainfall, will occur in this month.

In the month of August next, the IMD expects that the country will receive 101 per cent of the long period average rainfall for the month. The long period average is determined by the IMD basing on the rainfall data of the 50-year period between 1941 and 1990, said sources in the Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) of the IMD here.

The IMD predicted two per cent less rainfall over the country in the current month. Assam has so far received 18 per cent less rainfall in the current month. The normal rainfall of the State for the month is 284.5 mm. Against this, it has received a rainfall of 232.3 mm during the month till date, said the sources.

During the current month, the districts of Barpeta received a 62 per cent surplus rainfall. Kokrajhar also recorded a surplus rainfall of 52 per cent during the month. But the districts of Hailakandi (81%), Nagaon (-69 %), Karbi Anglong (- 62 %), Karimganj (-58%), Morigaon (- 47%), NC Hills (44%), Goalpara (-37%), Kamrup (Metro) (-35%), Sonitpur (-29%), Cachar (-21 %) and Dhubri (-20 %) recorded deficit rainfall during the month. The rest of the State�s districts recorded normal rainfall during the month, said the sources.

During the next two to three days, many of the places over Assam and Meghalaya are getting rainfall. Most of the places over Arunachal Pradesh and many of the places over Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram are also getting rainfall during these days, said the sources.

Meanwhile, the Brahmaputra on July 21 was flowing above the danger level at Dibrugarh, Neamatighat and Dhubri. However, the river is maintaining a steady trend at all of its gauge stations, except Guwahati, where it is maintaining a rising trend, as per the data available with the Central Water Commission (CWC) office here.