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Record breaking rain of 177 mm over Dehradun; Monsoon nears

Record breaking rain of 177 mm over Dehradun; Monsoon nears

01:06 PM

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The pleasant valley of Dehradun has received exceptionally heavy rains during the last 24 hours. It was so heavy that it recorded the second highest rainfall in the last ten years to the tune of 177 mm. Earlier on June 17 in 2013 was when Dehradun received 370.2 mm of rainfall which happens to be the all-time record for Dehradun.

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On that particular day, entire Uttarakhand was splashed with rains as the Kedarnath cloud burst activity had taken place. Thousands of pilgrims had lost their lives in that severe incident.

As per Skymet weather, a Western Disturbance is prevailing over Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh and the easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal have increased the moisture level. This led to the formation of a convective cloud which gave heavy rains over the city.
Click the image below to see the live lightning and thunderstorm across Dehradun

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Now Monsoon seems to be round the corner after the splash of rain yesterday and is likely to make an onset over Dehradun and Uttarakhand in the next thre to four days. Light to moderate rains with one or two heavy spells are likely to continue throughout the next week.

Temperatures have taken a dip over the region and pleasant weather conditions are likely to prevail as of now.

IMAGE CREDIT: euttaranchal.com

Any information taken from here should be credited to skymetweather.com