Shillong (Meghalaya), June 17 : Mawsynram received 1003.6mm rainfall in 24 hours on Friday .Nearby Cherrapunji holds Indian record of 1563.3mm, 16 June 1995 (and the world record for most rainfall in 48 hours).
Mawsynram, the wettest place in the world , gauged an enormous 1003.6 mm of precipitation in 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Friday, the highest ever on a day in June, while neighbouring Cherrapunji received 972 mm of rainfall, the IMD said.
The rainfall in Cherrapunji, also one of the wettest places in the world and at an aerial distance of 10 km from Mawsynram, was the highest in June since 1995 and the third highest in 122 years. Mawsynram had gauged 710.6 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8:30 am Wednesday.
Before Friday’s record rainfall, it had received 944.7 mm of precipitation on June 7, 1966, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) data showed.
Mawsynram is at present the wettest place in the world , with an average annual rainfall of 11802.4 mm (average of the 1974-2022 period). Cherrapunji receives 11359.4 mm of rainfall in a year (average of the 1971-2020 period).
One of the wettest places in the world, Cherrapunji has recorded more than 800 mm of precipitation on a June day on nine occasions since the IMD started keeping records in 1901.
Till Friday, Cherrapunji has received a total of 4081.3 mm rainfall this month. In 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday, the town nestled in the East Khasi Hills gauged a copious 811.2 mm of rainfall.
On June 16, 1995, Cherrapunji logged 1563.3 mm of rainfall. A day before, on June 15, 1995, it received 930 mm of precipitation.
The hill station reported 973.8 mm of precipitation on June 5, 1956.
Mawsynram in NE #Indian state of Meghalaya received 1003.6mm rainfall in 24 hours 17 June.
Nearby Cherrapunji holds Indian record of 1563.3mm, 16 June 1995 (and the world record for most rainfall in 48 hours).
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