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Vigorous monsoon likely in State

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, June 1 � There is a likelihood of vigorous monsoon in the State said Director, Weather of the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) here H Pathak. It needs mention here that the usual date of onset of monsoon over Guwahati is June 3, and it covers NE region by June 6.

Pathak said that since a number of flash floods have already been reported from various parts of the State during the pre-monsoon period and normal monsoon rainfall has been predicted by the India Meteorology Department (IMD), flood frequency this year is feared to be more compared to the previous years.

The IMD has declared a monsoon rainfall of 98 per cent accuracy with the possibility of four per cent departure on either side, during the coming monsoon.

The IMD has declared onset of monsoon over entire Kerala, Tamil Nadu and some parts of bay of Bengal as on May 31 last.

This year, during pre-monsoon period itself (March 1 to May 31), good amount of rainfall already occurred over the region. Assam recorded 30 per cent excess rainfall during this period, Meghalya 41 per cent excess rainfall, said Pathak.

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