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Heavy rain in Port Blair breaks decade old record

July 8, 2016 1:41 PM |

Port Blair mainAfter a long hiatus, good Monsoon rains returned to Port Blair during last 24 hours. The heavy spell of rain, resulting in 127 mm, turned out to be record breaking for the capital and one of the largest city of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

From the time Southwest Monsoon makes an onset over Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair keeps receiving more than 400 mm of rain during each month of Monsoon i.e. June, July, August and September. These months also receive the heaviest rain in comparison to other months. Moderate to heavy rain and sometimes extremely heavy rain is usual for Port Blair during the Monsoon season.

However, last month received dismally low rainfall. In fact, July started on a dry note for Port Blair where no rain occurred till July 6 and both maximum and minimum temperatures settled few notches above than the normal.

However, residents can now relish surroundings of lush greenery in Port Blair as heavy Monsoon rain has turned the weather pleasant. Moreover, 127 mm of rain since 8.30 a.m. on Thursday is the highest rainfall recorded in Port Blair in a span of 24 hours in last ten years. The last time Port Blair received such a heavy spell of around 120 mm rain in July was on 23rd, 2014.

Light to moderate rain is expected to continue in the city for another 24 hours after which heavy rain will take a break.

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