Parts of North East India receive extremely heavy rains, says IMD

Hindustan Times | Jun 29, 2020 at 1:32 PM
  • Many parts of north-east India such as Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Bihar and sub-Himalayan West Bengal have reported incessant rains – measuring above 20 centimetres (cm) in a day – since last Friday, triggering floods.
  • From June 1 to 28, Sikkim and sub-Himalayan West Bengal have received 56% rainfall, Bihar received 92% of excess rains, and Assam and Meghalaya received an excess of 34% of rains.
  • Monsoon rains in the country are 20% excess of the long-period average (LPA) as of Sunday — 36% excess over central India; 8% excess over north-west India; 4% excess over southern peninsula and 20% excess over eastern and north-east India.