Port Blair records 797.4 mm of rain, breaks ten year old record

August 28, 2019 3:42 PM |

Rain in Port Blair

Port Blair is the capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. It is surrounded by tropical forest and rugged coastline. The normal Monsoon onset date for Andaman and Nicobar Islands is around May 20. It rains continuously throughout the Southwest Monsoon season and similar is the case during the Northeast Monsoon season. We can say that good rains are witnessed in Andaman and Nicobar Islands between May to November.

In a span of 24 hours from 8.30 am on Tuesday, it has rained profusely in Andaman and Nicobar Islands wherein Long Island witnessed 167 mm of rain followed by Mayabunder 94 mm, and Port Blair 64 mm.

The normal rainfall for Port Blair for the month of August is 446.4 mm and to date, it has recorded 797.4 mm of rains. This year Port Blair has recorded the highest rainfall in the month of August and has broken the last ten-year-old record.

This year Port Blair has recorded good rains throughout August. However, between August 10 to 12 and 16 to 17 the region witnessed the heaviest rain. In fact August 22 onward until now, the capital has again been witnessing heavy rains.

According to weathermen, more rains are expected in Andaman and Nicobar Islands including Port Blair in the coming three days. With these upcoming rains, the August rain is likely to shoot up and touch the 1000 mm mark. The day temperature here is in its high 20s with minimum settling in its low 20s. These rains can be attributed to the active Monsoon surge present in the region.

Despite heavy rains, the capital has not crossed the three-digit mark even once in a span of 24 hours. Therefore, the risk of flooding seems to be out of sight for now. However, there are chances of some very good rain in the next 24 hours.

The all-time record of 24-hour rainfall of 179 mm in Port Blair was recorded on August 27, 2016.

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