Intense rainfall spell over northeast & adjoining east India during 9th to 12th July

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday predicted Intense rainfall spell over northeast & adjoining east India during 9 th to 12 th July. The monsoon trough at mean sea level lies to the south of its normal position. It is very likely to shift northwards towards the foothills of Himalayas from 09th July onwards.

High Convergence of southwesterly/southerly winds from Bay of Bengal at lower tropospheric levels very likely over northeast & east India from 09th July onwards.

Under its influence, widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar and East Uttar Pradesh on 09th & 10th July 2020.

Isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 20 cm) are also very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Meghalaya and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim during 09th to 12 th July.

Monsoon rainfall has been 12 per cent surplus this year so far, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. Monsoon has been largely active throughout the country, according to the weather bureau.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday reviewed the preparedness for the monsoon and floods in the country. Mr Shah directed officials to develop a well-planned scheme to reduce deaths and damage to property.

The Home Ministry said in a statement that Mr Shah also sought an action plan on priority to provide permanent solutions to the perennial flood problems in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and the north-eastern states.

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