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Cherrapunji, One Of World’s Wettest Locations, Sees Report Rain In 27 Years


Cherrapunji recorded 811.6 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday. (Representational)

New Delhi:

As monsoon rain pummelled the northeast, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya recorded a large 811.6 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday, the very best in June since 1995, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned.

One of many wettest locations on the planet, Cherrapunji has recorded greater than 750 mm of precipitation on a June day on 10 events for the reason that IMD began protecting information, the IMD knowledge confirmed.  

On June 16, 1995, the city nestled within the East Khasi Hills gauged 1563.three mm of rainfall. A day earlier than, on June 15, 1995, it obtained 930 mm of precipitation. 

The Met workplace mentioned the southwest monsoon additional superior into extra elements of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and coastal Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday.

It mentioned the continuing spell of intense rainfall is prone to proceed within the northeast and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim in the course of the subsequent 5 days.

“Under the influence of strong southwesterly winds from the Bay of Bengal in lower tropospheric levels and a trough in westerlies in middle tropospheric levels, isolated extremely heavy rainfall is likely over Arunachal Pradesh on June 15; over Assam and Meghalaya on June 15-16 and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim till June 17,” it mentioned.

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