Guwahati: According to the official sources, the North-eastern region, excluding Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh, has recorded deficit rainfall Wednesday in the monsoon season and this may slap agricultural production.
According to IMD’s centre in Guwahati, the deficit rainfall in the northeast is minimum in Arunachal Pradesh, where the deficit recorded is 10 percent. In contrast, the deficit is a record 51 percent in Manipur.
Meghalaya has recorded 49 percent deficit rainfall subsequently Nagaland (40 percent), Mizoram (35 percent), Tripura (30 percent) and Assam (28 percent).
IMD director Dilip Saha told IANS in Agartala “The sea surface temperature in the Bay of Bengal is very low. If this remains 27 percent and more, depression and other favourable conditions create monsoon rains.”
He also said that “The moistures are not adequate in the region, resulting in scarcity of rainfall in the mountainous states.”
In the Northeast, there are 3 meteorological sub-divisions. According to IMD’s official records, the rainfall in the region was short by 25 percent previous year.