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Cherrapunji observes record breaking rains of 251 mm

February 23, 2017 12:29 PM |

Cherrapunji observes record breaking rains of 251 mmRain gods have not been too happy with the entire Indian sub-continent for quite some time. Not enough rain has been recorded over the region for a long time. In fact, as far as the northeastern states are concerned, rains have remained light to moderate in nature.

However, the last 24 hours have been good enough for several parts of Northeast India. In fact, one of the rainiest places in the world has witnessed very heavy rains. In a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Wednesday, Cherrapunji witnessed a whopping 251 mm of rainfall.

These weather conditions can be attributed to the presence of a trough extending from Sub-Himalayan West Bengal to North Odisha across Gangetic West Bengal. Along with this, a wind confluence zone is currently seen over Assam and its adjoining areas.

Usually, Cherrapunji does not receive very heavy rains during the month of February. In fact, the monthly total for Cherrapunji stands at a mere 52.9 mm. In fact, yesterday’s rainfall figures have been highest in the last decade for the month of February.

The last time Cherrapunji received such rains was during the year 1993 on February 18. In the last ten years, the highest rains have been recorded on February 17, 2006. During the next 24 hours, some rainfall is expected to lash the region, however, the intensity won’t be as much as yesterday. Thereafter, the weather is expected to clear up.

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