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State records 35 pc excess rainfall

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 6 - During the pre-Monsoon period this year, beginning from March 1, Assam has received 35 per cent excess rainfall till date. Against the normal of 311.9 mm, the State has received a total rainfall of 420.4mm during the period, said sources in the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here today.

The RMC forecast for the next 48 hours speaks of the likelihood of heavy rainfall occurring at isolated places over the Assam-Meghalaya Meteorological Subdivision on May 6 and 8, while it has predicted rainfall activities at many places over the Meteorological Subdivision today. The likelihood of thunder squall today at isolated places over the Meteorological Subdivision has also been forecast by the RMC.

There is a likelihood of Arunachal receiving heavy rainfall at many places on May 8, 9 and 10, said the RMC forecast.

The Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura Meteorological Subdivision is likely to receive rainfall at scattered places during the next 48 hours.

The prevailing weather situation is influenced by an upper air cyclonic circulation, which is now lying over the northern part of Bangladesh and its adjoining northern part of Gangetic West Bengal. This cyclonic circulation is extended up to 1.5 km above the mean sea level, said the RMC sources.

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State records 35 pc excess rainfall

GUWAHATI, May 6 - During the pre-Monsoon period this year, beginning from March 1, Assam has received 35 per cent excess rainfall till date. Against the normal of 311.9 mm, the State has received a total rainfall of 420.4mm during the period, said sources in the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC) here today.

The RMC forecast for the next 48 hours speaks of the likelihood of heavy rainfall occurring at isolated places over the Assam-Meghalaya Meteorological Subdivision on May 6 and 8, while it has predicted rainfall activities at many places over the Meteorological Subdivision today. The likelihood of thunder squall today at isolated places over the Meteorological Subdivision has also been forecast by the RMC.

There is a likelihood of Arunachal receiving heavy rainfall at many places on May 8, 9 and 10, said the RMC forecast.

The Nagaland-Manipur-Mizoram-Tripura Meteorological Subdivision is likely to receive rainfall at scattered places during the next 48 hours.

The prevailing weather situation is influenced by an upper air cyclonic circulation, which is now lying over the northern part of Bangladesh and its adjoining northern part of Gangetic West Bengal. This cyclonic circulation is extended up to 1.5 km above the mean sea level, said the RMC sources.