Water level recedes in Assam; IMD forecasts very heavy rainfall in Kerala, Floods, rain, weather department
The floods have submerged all the 33 districts of Assam. (Image: ANI)

After three days of extreme rainfall that overflowed the Brahmaputra River in Assam, water levels have started coming down in the mainland on Thursday.

The high rainfall has affected more than 57 lakh people and according to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the death toll in the state rose to 27.

The floods have submerged all the 33 districts of Assam.

“Reduced rainfall activity over Assam & Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura likely to continue during next 3 days” reads the Weather Forecast bulletin by India Meteorological Department.

As per the latest report by the Central Water Commission, the tributaries of Brahmaputra have started falling but the main river is still rising from Guwahati to Dhubri.

Water levels are also coming down in Kaziranga National Park, home to the rare one-horned rhino, which was mostly underwater for more than a week.

So far, 51 animals have died in the Kaziranga.

The weather department has predicted on Wednesday, the reduction in rainfall activity over the next three days.

As the experts quoted by skymetweather.com, the rains will pick up pace around July 20.

However, the rest parts of Assam will see light to moderate rains only for the coming six to seven days, experts said.

While in Kerala, red alerts anticipating heavy rains continue, as IMD issues fresh bulletin.

“Active to vigorous monsoon conditions with rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls at isolated places are very likely over Kerala, adjoining ghat districts of Tamil Nadu & Karnataka mainly during 18th-20th July” the IMD statement reads.

IMD has also predicted, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall” over Coastal & South Interior Karnataka, Konkan and Goa.”

Last year, Kerala witnessed its worst floods in 100 years. Hundreds were killed and lakhs remained effected for nearly a month.

The three armed forces along with NDRF and state authorities carried out a month-long rescue operation.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here