State in excess rainfall category now

CHANDIGARH: The state witnessed widespread rain for the third consecutive day on Monday.

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 24

The state witnessed widespread rain for the third consecutive day on Monday. According to Chandigarh Meteorological Centre (CMC), the state recorded 60.8 mm rain between Sunday and Monday morning (till 8.30 am).

In just two days between Saturday and Monday morning, the state received 110 mm rain, which helped it recover from deficient monsoon category. The state has now fallen in excess rainfall category this season.

As compared to other regions, Majha witnessed “extremely heavy rainfall” (more than 204 mm in 24 hours) between Sunday and Monday morning. However, there was some relief during the day on Monday.

As per data recorded between Sunday and Monday morning, Pathankot topped the chart with 243 mm rain, followed by Gurdaspur 225 mm and Amritsar 203.1 mm. In the same period, Doaba and Malwa witnessed lesser rain. On Monday, Majha didn’t get much rain, while Patiala recorded 86 mm and Ludhiana 57.

The state also witnessed a fall in both day and night temperature. On Monday, the maximum temperature remained 23 degree Celsius, 10 notches below normal. The minimum temperature remained almost normal at 20 degree Celsius.

In its forecast bulletin, the CMC has stated that the sky will remain generally cloudy and there is a possibility of rain at many places on Tuesday, while on Wednesday and Thursday, there may be light rain or thundershowers at isolated places.

It will be the first time since 2011, that the state will record above normal rainfall. Till Monday morning, the state witnessed 503 mm rain this monsoon season so far (475 mm is deemed normal).

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