Shillong, June 17: Just days after recording 811.6 mm of rainfall in a day, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya acquired a bountiful 972 mm of precipitation in 24 hours finishing at 8.30 am on Friday, the best in June due to the fact 1995, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

One of the wettest locations in the world, Cherrapunji has recorded extra than 800 mm of precipitation on a June day on 9 events because the IMD began retaining records, the IMD information shown.

Till Friday, Cherrapunji has acquired a complete 4,081.3 mm rainfall this month, Sunit Das, Scientist at IMD’s nearby centre in Guwahati.

In 24 hours finishing eight:30 am on Wednesday, the city nestled withinside the East Khasi Hills gauged a copious 811.2 mm of rainfall.

On 16 June, 1995, Cherrapunji logged 1,563.3 mm of rainfall. A day before, on 15 June 1995, it acquired 930 mm of precipitation.

“It would not usually rain like this. 50-60 cm is normal (in Cherrapunji) a few times each year. But eighty cm and above is simply now no longer usual,” Das informed to media.

“A trough has been persisting over the area for a few days and southwesterly winds had been constantly bringing a whole lot of moisture from the Bay of Bengal. These winds spoil towards the cliffs of the Khai hills and deliver rainfall,” he said.

On 16th June, Due to heavy rain in Meghalaya, some parts of the road on the National Highway-6 in East Jaintia Hills caved in, leading to traffic disruption in the area. A video showed a truck stuck in the damaged portion. The video also showed vehicles stuck on both sides of the road as the traffic came to a standstill due to the damage.

Cherrapunji recorded 673.6 mm of rainfall on Thursday, 811.6 mm on Wednesday, 62.6 mm on Tuesday, 293 mm on Monday, and 354 mm on Sunday.

The spell of excessive rainfall is possible to maintain for one or more days. Thereafter, the depth will decrease, the scientist said.

At an aerial distance of 10 km from Cherrapunji, Mawsynram, the wettest location in India, gauged 710.6 mm of rainfall in 24 hours finishing at 8:30 am Wednesday, the most due to the fact June 1966.

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On 10 June 1966, Mawsynram recorded 717.6 mm of rainfall. On June 7, 1966, it acquired 944.7 mm of precipitation, the best on a June day because the IMD started out retaining records.

The city had gauged a 24-hour rainfall of 623.4 mm on 8 June 2015.

“Mawsynram is at gift the wettest location in India, with a median annual rainfall of 11802.4 mm (common of the 1974-2022 period). Cherrapunji gets 11359.4 mm of rainfall in a year (common of the 1971-2020 period),” Das said.

Overall, northeast and east India has acquired 220.3 mm of rainfall, 39 per cent extra than normal, due to the fact June 1 is when the monsoon season starts.

Meghalaya has gauged 865.7 mm of rainfall, 153 consistent with cent extra than normal, due to the fact 1 June.

Arunachal Pradesh has recorded 253.1 mm of rainfall, 22 percent extra than normal, whilst Assam has logged 372.9 m of rainfall, an extra of 79 percent.

However, now no longer do all states withinside the area have visible suitable rainfall. Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura have suggested a rainfall deficiency of fifty consistent with cent, 46 percent, and 38 percent.