The Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Home department, asked the people to be on alert in the next 48 hours as cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ is approaching. It has informed that the “very severe” cyclonic storm ‘Yaas’ has crossed Odisha coast near Balasore and the weather condition over the entire North-eastern India is expected to deteriorate more so in Sikkim, Assam, Arunachal, Meghalaya and Nagaland. As such, NSDMA asked the public to exercise caution to avoid any eventualities during the period. NSDMA has also requested all the DDMAs and other line departments who are responsible to attend to any emergencies caused by natural calamities and to be on alert to save lives and properties during the monsoon period.
NSDMA then said that the onset of southwest monsoon over “mainland India” is expected to occur around May 30, 2021. “Both the conditions call for sensitive weather conditions for the entire state of Nagaland in the coming days,” it cautioned.
According to the NSDMA, light to moderate rain/thundershowers is “very likely” to occur at few places over Nagaland which will get intense and may cause disruption in communication and connectivity. The phenomenon in the weather activity is expected to take place from May 26, to June 5, 2021 mostly during evening and night hours.
During the next 48 hours and the second half of the forecast period, the state is expected to experience harsh weather conditions. The State capital Kohima remains more vulnerable for strong weather activity, it added.