What is happening in Garo Hills Meghalaya, Why media not showing it?

Flooding has wreaked havoc across the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya. A wooden bridge connecting Jijika with Megua was washed away by the flood. The Garo Hills region of Meghalaya has been severely affected by unprecedented flooding and landslides.

Garo Hills Meghalaya

At least four people, including three members of a family, were killed in a massive landslide in Meghalaya’s Garo Hills area. A landslide was reported from Jebalgre village in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district on Thursday morning.

A video of a bridge collapsing in Meghalaya amid incessant rains causing flooding has gone viral on social media. The Bugi River Bridge connected Jijika to Megua in the South Garo Hills region. The Bugi is said to be the third-largest river in the Garo Hills.

The IMD warned of continued heavy rain from June 9 to 13 in Meghalaya. Extremely heavy rain is forecast over Arunachal Pradesh and Assam as well during the next few days. Arunachal Pradesh will receive more than 204.5mm of rain on June 10 and 11, the IMD said.

The IMD further said that the monsoon is proceeding normally in the country and is likely to reach Maharashtra in the next two days. IMD Senior Scientist R K Jenamani said the monsoon touched the Kerala coast on May 29 and covered the southern and central Arabian Sea, Kerala, parts of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and the entire northeast between May 31 and June 7.

The West, South-West and South Garo Hills districts of the state are experiencing flooding, mudslides and landslides over vast areas. Landslides have been reported in the West and South-West Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya since Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, South West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner S K Mark reported that in total 10 villages under the Betasingh block are affected by flooding.

“Right now most of the affected villages are in the Betasingh block, due to heavy overnight rains, one child died in Samati Gaon, below the Betasingh block, in the South West Garo Hills,” Marak said.

Monsoon in Maharashtra

The monsoon is likely to hit Maharashtra in the next two days, the India Meteorological Department said. “There is no lag in monsoon progress,” according to lead scientist RK Jenamani.

Meanwhile, it covered all of northeast India, which received good rain, he said. “There is no delay in the progress of the monsoon. It is likely to reach Maharashtra in the next two days and cover Mumbai in the next two days,” Jenamani told reporters here.

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“We have strong monsoon characteristics, there are strong winds and clouds have started to develop, over the next two days,” she added. The scientist said conditions are favourable for further monsoon advance over Goa and some more parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the next two days.

No delay in monsoon

The scientist said conditions are favourable for further monsoon advance over Goa and some more parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in the next two days. “There is no delay in the progress of the monsoon. It is likely to hit Maharashtra in the next two days and cover Mumbai in the next two days,” he told reporters, dismissing reports that its progress had slowed.

“We have strong monsoon characteristics, there are strong winds and clouds have started to develop, over the next two days,” he added. Southwest Monsoon has stalled in Karwar for the last 6-7 days.

However, conditions are now building for showers to appear in the Konkan and Goa region, according to Skymetweather. It is likely to hit Uttar Pradesh between June 16 and 22, the IMD said in an extended-range forecast.

10 June (Day 5): Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls at isolated places likely over Meghalaya; heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and Kerala & Mahe.

According to the Southwest Monsoon Meteorological Department, the northern limit monsoon (NLM) is passing by latitude. It is 80 degrees east of Karwar, Chikmagalur, Bangalore and Dharmapuri 15 degrees north.

Southwest Monsoon has advanced into parts of northeastern India. It has hit in the states of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Conditions have improved to cover all of northeastern India in the next 48 hours. Torrential rains have started in many areas of northeast India.

According to the Meteorological Department, heatwave conditions will be seen in Vidarbha, Jharkhand, Interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh from June 4 to 6 and in South Uttar Pradesh and North Madhya Pradesh from June 4 to 8. The Meteorological Office also said that heat wave conditions will prevail at isolated places in Rajasthan, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi on June 4 and 5.

Meanwhile, meteorologists in Delhi have predicted a partly cloudy sky with heat wave conditions at isolated places and gusty winds reaching 20-30 kmph during the day.

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