Mawsynram in Meghalaya received the 5th highest rain since 1966 (Pic. Courtesy Twitter/@JaipurSufiFest)
World’s two wettest places – Cherrapunji and Mawsynram – in Meghalaya State in Northeast India have registered record-breaking rainfall this week.
In the 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, Mawsynram received the 5th highest rain since 1966 while Cherrapunji (also known as Sohra), got its 7th highest rain since 1995.
NATURE'S FURY – #Mawsynram-wettest place in India – extreme-heavy rains with strong winds – Cherrapunji records 811.6 mm rainfall in a single day yesterday highest in last 27yrs, Mawsynram got 710.6 mm rainfall @ndtv reports @SangmaConrad @CMO_Meghalaya pic.twitter.com/kE7POM40xr
— Ratnadip Choudhury (@RatnadipC) June 16, 2022
Cherrapunji, a town nestled in East Khasi Hills recorded a precipitation of 811.6 mm. Historically, the all-time wettest June day was on June 16, 1995 when it received 1563.3 mm rain.
#Cherrapunji rocks this monsoon🌧
Rsin last 5 days of June
13 : 354mm
14 : 293mm
15 : 63mm
16 : 812mm
17 : 674mm
More rains next 2-3 days
Each of these are literally the monthly rainfall of many places in #India
The amount of rainfall you wouldn't imagine, falls in Cherrapunji pic.twitter.com/lT2mvwhexv
— Viraj Kotian (@kotian_viraj) June 16, 2022
Mawsynram town in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills district, again known world over as one of India’s wettest locations, registered a precipitation of 710.6 mm on June 14. The all-time highest record for Mawsynram is 945.4 mm on June 7, 1966.
These two outstanding rainfall records this year, took place as a result of isolated heavy rain spells in the State. Heavy showers also took place in neighbouring States of Assam, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim as well as Arunachal Pradesh.
Rains in Cherrapunji (Pic. Courtesy Twitter/@shubhamtorres09)
The India Meteorological Department expects intense monsoon conditions to continue for the next five days in the Northeast region, including Meghalaya and Assam, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.