Uttarakhand receives torrential rains, 10 years long record broken

Intermittent rain continued to occur in the capital Doon and adjoining areas during the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the weather is bad in most parts of the state including Dehradun on Friday. The Yamunotri Highway is still closed. Badrinath Highway is also closed in Lambagad, Kanchan Ganga and Radang bands. In Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts, the rainfall has stopped after overnight heavy rains. Dehradun, Haridwar and Roorkee have been receiving intermittent rain since morning.

In Tanakpur, seven labourers have been trapped in the sharda boom. They have been rescued by the police and the administration. The Tanakpur-Pithoragarh highway has also been closed due to debris. In the month of May, there has never been so much rainfall in 24 hours between the last 10 years. This was only a few mm below the overall record till date in the month of May. It continued to rain in the capital region from Wednesday evening to Thursday evening. According to met department data, a total of 73 mm rainfall was recorded during 5.30 pm on Wednesday to 5.30 pm on Thursday.

Tauktae storm ruled out: It is learnt that there was more rainfall on Wednesday night. However, several rounds of rain were also recorded on Thursday. It rained 42.1 mm from 5.30 pm to 8.30 am. Meanwhile, 31 mm rain was recorded between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. The highest rainfall during 24 hours in the month of May during the last ten years was on May 27, 2011, when 39.1 mm of rainfall was recorded during 24 hours.

On the other hand, it received 36.3 mm rainfall on May 13, 017. Till date, the highest rainfall in the month of May was between 24 hours on 28th May, 1940. Doon then received a record 79.3 mm rainfall during the 24 hours. According to Meteorological Centre Director Bikram Singh, adjoining areas observing rain is very low in the month of May. He denied the impact of the Storm Tauktae. He said that normally the rainfall is less in this season, but the weather changes intermittently.

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