GUWAHATI, March 3: While most parts of the country are witnessing dry weather conditions, it is mainly Northeastern states are experiencing some light rain and thundershowers.
According to the report of Indian meteorological department (IMD), the last 24 hours were also no different for both the regions, wherein the hills of North India recorded some light rain and snow, parts of Northeast too were not behind in registering some good showers on its name.
The report said the rain activity remained mainly confined to parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland and a few parts of Sikkim. During the last 24 hours, heavy rains with isolated hailstorms were observed by Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
In a span of 24 hours as on Friday, Rangia recorded heavy rains to the tune of 65 mm, Gangtok 35 mm, Majbat 28 mm, Guwahati and Pasighat both recorded 12 mm of rains each, Chaparmukh 8 mm and Kalimpong witnessed 7 mm of rains.
The report said the Western Disturbance which was over North Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir region was responsible for giving rains over these states of Northeast.
As of now, this Western Disturbance is moving across East Tibet and a cyclonic circulation can also be marked over Assam and adjoining areas. Moreover, a trough from Sub-Himalayan West Bengal to Arunachal Pradesh also persist at the lower levels, the report added.