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Assam- Heavy torrential rains in Silchar disrupts Normal Life


Where the entire country is passing through the hot weather and heat wave on the same time Northeast India is the only part of the country that is witnessing pre-Monsoon rains and thundershowers. in Assam, heavy torrential rains in Silchar disrupted the normal life.

Cloudburst in Diran, Arunachal Pradesh

A incident of Cloudburst was  occurred  in Dirang of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.  two people killed in artificial flood in Manipur.  Silchar town of Assam is reeling under flood water.

Within a span of 24 hours on Thursday, Silchar witnessed a record-breaking 242 mm of rains. With this, the city has already surpassed its monthly average rainfall of 152.6 mm and in mere 24 hours. So far,  Silchar  has observed 364 mm of rains. In addition to this, it is also the highest monthly rainfall recorded in the last 7 years.

Situation in the rain-affected areas of Silchar and its outskirts continued to be grim since Thursday after overnight heavy showers disrupted civic life. Almost all areas of the city, including Link Road, Bilpar, Ambikapatty, Shillongpatty and the national highway were inundated.

The communication between Silchar and Karimganj was disrupted after a huge portion of the NH-53 at washed away. The Cachar district administration ordered closure of all schools in the district on Friday and Saturday due to heavy rains and inclement weather.

Since the last 24 hours, heavy pre-Monsoon rains showered  in all seven state of Northeast India. So much so, that Silchar in Assam and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya recorded a three-digit rainfall figure.

On the other hand, Cherrapunji had also observed hefty showers of 164.8 mm for the second consecutive day.

Till now,  Cherrapunji  has recorded 595.7 mm of rains against its monthly mean of 228 mm. Hence with these rains, even Cherrapunji has also surpassed its monthly mean with a huge difference.


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