Meghalaya: Mudslides Hit Sonapur Tunnel Following Cyclone Remal’s Heavy Rains

Northeast Desk, 28th May: The Sonapur tunnel on the Meghalaya section of the Barak-Guwahati national highway has been affected by mudslides due to the heavy rainfall brought by Cyclone Remal. Clearing operations are currently in progress, but authorities have urged commuters to seek alternative routes and drive cautiously to avoid any accidents.

Guwahati experienced heavy rainfall and gusty winds on May 28 as Cyclone Remal made landfall in Northeast India. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) reported that temperatures across Assam remained below 30 degrees Celsius, except for Silchar, which recorded 31.2 degrees Celsius. This comes after a period of soaring temperatures in the state, with highs reaching 40 degrees Celsius.

According to the Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) in Guwahati, the districts of Karimganj, Cachar, Dima Hasao, and Goalpara are expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and strong surface winds. Dhubri, Barpeta, South Salmara Mankachar, and Hailakandi districts are also predicted to experience very heavy rain with similar conditions. Other districts in the state are forecasted to receive light showers and thunderstorms.

Residents and commuters are advised to stay updated on weather conditions and follow safety guidelines issued by local authorities to navigate the challenging weather safely.

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