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Regional Meteorological Centre Guwahati issues rain & snow alert for the Northeast

The Regional Meteorological Centre Guwahati or RMC has issued a weather warning for Assam and adjoining areas over the course of the next 4-5 days, keeping in view the current

The Regional Meteorological Centre Guwahati or RMC has issued a weather warning for Assam and adjoining areas over the course of the next 4-5 days, keeping in view the current cold wave that has gripped the northeast.

As per the update, thunderstorms with lightning accompanied by hails are very likely to occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya with heavy snowfall predicted at isolated places over West Arunachal Pradesh.

Furthermore, moderate to heavy rainfall with dense fog is also very likely to occur over several parts of the region including Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.

Besides, temperatures are predicted to dip below 5 degrees Celcius in the coming days with sub-zero temperatures expected at isolated places in Arunachal Pradesh.

The effect of the cold wave is already being felt in the region. Guwahati today is seeing itself in the grip of a cold wave. Fresh rains in the city occurred today bringing the temperature further down.

The chilling cold is something that residents of Guwahati are experiencing after many years. With the met department predicting further rains in the coming days, it is expected that the cold weather may remain at least in the first half of the month of February.

Meanwhile, Sikkim is witnessing heavy snowfall at several places including Lachung in North Sikkim. Several roads have been blocked owing to heavy snowfall.

First Published: 4th February, 2022 18:29 IST

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