With no rain from last one week temperature is likely to remain above normal in Assam and other northeastern states. The IMD has recorded just 3.4mm of rainfall in last one week compared to the normal of 35.3mm, which is a deficit of about 90%, other states of the region have also recorded negative rainfall. Guwahati, Dhubri, Tezpur and other major cities of Assam has already crossed 35 degrees Celsius. With mercury soaring and no forecast of rain northeast is going to sizzle for days to come.
Agartala was the warmest in the region on Sunday (38.9°C) followed by Guwahati (37.7°C), Silchar (37.4°C), Dhubri (36.1°C), Aizawl (35.7°C) and Tezpur (35.3°C).
Guwahati also saw the biggest departure (6.5 degrees Celsius) in temperature from normal. With Bihu holidays over commuters back to their work stations will suffer the most.
IMD in a statement has said that light rain and thunderstorms are very likely to occur at isolated places over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya during this week.
Meanwhile heat wave is yet to be officially declared in the northeast. We will assess the situation soon and accordingly make a decision, said KN Mohan head of IMD regional centre.
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