IMD forecasts heavy rainfall in Assam

States such as sub-Himalayan Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya are likely to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, as predicted by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.

“Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya over the next 24-hours,” said IMD.

The heavy downpour is also likely to lash isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, North Uttar Pradesh, Konkan, Goa, Coastal Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Lakshadweep and Arunachal Pradesh, the IMD further stated.

Meanwhile, a total of 8,69,024 number of people in 1,556 villages in 21 districts of Assam are currently affected by the flood. The flood-affected districts are: Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Sonitpur, Darrang, Baksa, Barpeta, Nalbari, Chirang, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Morigaon, Hojai, Nagaon, Golaghat, Majuli, Jorhat, Sibsagar, Dibrugarh and Tinsukia.

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