Nagaland

NSDMA: 29% rainfall deficient in the last 3 months, likely to step up

NSDMA weather update: 29% rainfall deficient in the last 3 months

Kohima, September 19 (NEx): The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home Department in coordination with Regional Meteorological Centre, Guwahati issued weather updates for the coming days.

The state has experienced seasonal deficiency of 29% rainfall from June 1st to September 17th. The most deficient district is Tuensang (63%) followed by Wokha (53%). Rainfall in capital city Kohima is deficient by (33%). A total of 95 mm rainfall was received this month so far and appears to be the least in the last many years.

With a strong weather system forming over Bay of Bengal on September 20th, rain activities in the State will get stepped up between September 20-22, and again from September 25-26, 2020. No extreme weather activity is expected during this period. Most of the Thunderstorms and lightning accompanied with rain will occur during evening and night. The state will experience better weather conditions between 10 am – 5 pm during this period.

NSDMA, Home Department has urged the public to exercise caution to avoid any eventualities during this period. NSDMA has also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities, to be on alert to save lives and properties during this period.