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Record breaking rain in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra

August 5, 2015 1:19 PM |

Indore RainJuly and August are the peak Monsoon months for most parts of the country. The average monthly rainfall amounts are also very high. And though it is expected that all the regions receive good rain during this period, the distribution of rain is always uneven. Some places record very heavy rain and observe a monthly surplus, while the others witness less rain and are deficient. This is the characteristic of the Monsoon.

For instance, several places in Central and Northeast India have recorded very heavy rain in last 24 hours. But other regions have either been dry or recorded light rain.

According to the data available with Skymet, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Assam in Northeast India have been the main centres of weather activity.

Rain in Maharashtra

In last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Tuesday Yavatmal, Wardha, Buldhana, Akola and Amravati have witnessed record breaking rain. Yavatmal has observed a whopping 223 mm of rain, which is an all-time record for the city. The earlier record was 171.1 mm, observed on August 5, 1981.

Akola wasn’t far behind with 187.7 mm of rain, which is a 10-year record. The all-time record for the city is 224.5 mm. Buldhana with 165 mm of rain also observed the second highest rainfall amount in a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Tuesday. The earlier record was of 242 mm, observed on August 7, 2006. There have been two incidents when the city has observed three-digit rainfall in last ten years, including the present one.

Wardha has also broken the ten-year old record by observing 105.5 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours. The earlier record was of 99.2 mm, witnessed on August 5, 2008. Amravati too has witnessed record breaking rain of 184.2 mm.

This spell of rain has come as a huge relief to the people of Vidarbha region who were witnessing deficient rain.

Rain in Madhya Pradesh

Some record breaking rain has also been witnessed in Madhya Pradesh. For instance, Indore in a span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Tuesday has observed 191 mm of rain. It has broken the ten-year-old record of 168.4 mm, observed on August 24, 2011. The all-time record for the city is 212.2 mm, recorded on August 10, 1981.

Khandwa is another city in the state where extremely heavy rain has been observed. According to the rainfall data available with Skymet, 290 mm of rain has been witnessed in Khandwa, which happens to be the all-time record.

Rain in Assam

Northeast India is one region where rainfall during the Monsoon season is very heavy. And Assam is one pocket that is frequented by heavy rains. For example, Jorhat which lies in upper Assam has recorded 129.6 mm of rain in a span of 24 hours, from 8:30 am on Tuesday. This is a ten year record for the city. The earlier record was of 119.2 mm, observed on August 14, 2006.


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