Chandigarh records highest 24-hr August rain in 10 years

Chandigarh records highest 24-hr August rain in 10 years

The Wednesday evening rain in Chandigarh brought relief from the humid weather. NITIN MITTAL

Chandigarh, August 12

The city has recorded the highest 24-hour rainfall in August from Tuesday to Wednesday, breaking the record of more than 10 years. It is also this season’s maximum rainfall in 24 hours.

According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, the city recorded 133.5-mm rainfall from Tuesday 8.30 am to Wednesday 8.30 am. As per the available data, this is the highest 24-hour rainfall in August since 2010.

Last year, the highest rain recorded in August was 98.4 mm. In 2018, it was 87.0 mm and in 2017, 93.6 mm. But in 2004, 241.6 mm of rainfall was reported in 24 hours.

Meanwhile, due to the rain, several city areas were waterlogged. Water accumulated at several parking lots and roads. Road gullies were also choked at several places.

The weathermen said light rain was expected for the next three days. Maximum temperature is likely to remain between 31°C to 33°C. — TNS

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