IMD forecasts rainfall in Nagaland from October 24

State-wise rainfall ‘warning map’ of North-East issued by the IMD’s Regional Met Centre Guwahati on October 21. (Image Courtesy: RWFC Guwahati/X)

State-wise rainfall ‘warning map’ of North-East issued by the IMD’s Regional Met Centre Guwahati on October 21. (Image Courtesy: RWFC Guwahati/X)

Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 21

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Saturday, forecasted another spell of rainfall over Nagaland and three other North-East states from October 24.

This spell is attributed to a “developing weather system in the Bay of Bengal,” which is expected to intensify into a Depression by October 22 and move towards the coasts of Bangladesh and West Bengal.

The IMD had earlier reported a “Well Marked Low-Pressure area over the southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal,” and as of 11:30 AM on October 21, it was observed to have moved slowly northwest wards.

It is highly likely to continue moving further northwest wards and intensify into a Depression over the west central Bay of Bengal by October 22, it said.

Afterward, it is expected to move north-northeast wards towards the coasts of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal while further intensifying over the subsequent three days, it added. 

As a result, the IMD has forecasted a likelihood of “light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy rainfall” on October 24 and 25 in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

In coastal districts of Odisha, there is an expectation of light to moderate rainfall at a few places on October 23 and at many places over the next two days. Additionally, many places in coastal districts of West Bengal are also likely to experience 'light to moderate rainfall’ on October 24 and 25. 

Further, on October 26 and 27, scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall are anticipated over parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, the Islands, and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura while rest of the country is expected to have mainly dry weather.

 According to the district-wise forecast by the national weather agency, the upcoming spell of rainfall in Nagaland is likely to be more widespread in Peren, Kohima, and Phek districts. 

The IMD further informed that the Southwest monsoon withdraw from entire East and North-East India on October 17.