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Cherrapunji records 420 mm rain in 24 hours, highest in a decade

April 24, 2016 5:47 PM |

cherrapunji insideNortheast India has been receiving rain for the past few weeks. While Heatwave conditions have been wreaking havoc over the rest of the country, this part of the country has been lashed by Pre-Monsoon rains for quite some time now.

Light to moderate rain has been keeping the conditions cool and comfortable in the entire Northeast India. Some areas have also received heavy to extremely heavy rain during this period. One such city to have recorded heavy rain is Cherrapunji.

The rainiest city in Meghalaya receives a whopping amount of rain every month. However, April 2016 has turned out be quite a wet one. The city has already received 2085.9 mm of rain in a mere 24 days of April, which happens to be double the amount of the monthly average rainfall.

During the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Saturday, Cherrapunji recorded a boggling 420 mm of rain, which happens to be the highest in the past 10 years. In fact, as the situation is likely to persist for a few more days, Cherrapunji may be able to break its all-time monthly rain record which stands at 2734.6 mm.

Rains will continue to lash Cherrapunji for another few days. Thus, we can expect more record-breaking rain to continue to lash the region.

Image Credit: mandrila.com

 






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