NE states record 5% deficit in rainfall

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Agartala, Aug 27 (UNI) The northeastern states including Tripura had registered about five per cent deficit in rainfall this year, with weathermen predicating a low farm output in the region.

However, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) report, the northeastern states including Sikkim, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Bihar were likely to experience widespread rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy falls during the next week.

Currently, the western end of the monsoon trough lied close to the foothills of the Himalayas and there was a feeble upper air cyclonic circulation over south Orissa, which might influence rainfall over the eastern part of the country during the next five-seven days, the report said. It underscored that the six meteorological sub-divisions in the northeastern states had recorded a shortage in rainfall.

It was also revealed that Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura recorded a 28 per cent deficit in rainfall, while Assam and Meghalaya experienced a shortage of 21 per cent, in this regard.

The humidity is expected to be more than 90 per cent in the morning and 80 to 90 per cent in the evening, the weathermen said estimating that temperature would remain almost unchanged duing the next 24 hours.

A cloudy sky with scattered rain in various places is also predicted.

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