Heavy Rainfall in Dehradun Breaks 72-Year Record, Highest Rainfall in Decades for the Second Time

Heavy Rainfall in Dehradun Breaks 72-Year Record, Highest Rainfall in Decades for the Second Time

In the past 24 hours, the rainfall in the capital Dehradun’s Sahastradhara area has broken a 72-year record for the second time. A total of 251mm of rain was recorded in Sahastradhara. A similar amount of rainfall was recorded on August 9th as well. Previously, in 1952, 332.2mm of rain fell on August 22nd, which remained the record until now. Meteorologists attribute the high rainfall in Sahastradhara to the area being surrounded by forests, contributing to increased precipitation. According to Director General Bikram Singh, there is a likelihood of more rainfall in the area in the coming days.

Dehradun’s Sahastradhara Receives Maximum Rainfall

In the past 24 hours, the highest rainfall in the state has been recorded in the Dehradun district. Among these, Sahastradhara has recorded the highest rainfall of 251mm. The rainfall that started on Sunday continued until Monday morning. According to reports, Dehradun received a total of 175.1mm of rainfall, which is nearly a thousand percent above the normal. In second place, Tehri district received 82.5mm of rainfall. Meanwhile, the least rainfall was recorded in Uttarkashi district, at 20.4mm. Additionally, the state has recorded 52.9mm more rainfall, an increase of 273 percent. The heavy rainfall has led to flooding in many areas due to swollen rivers and overflowing rain-fed streams.

Rainfall Data for Various Districts

  • Almora – 25.3mm
  • Bageshwar – 70.6mm
  • Chamoli – 40.5mm
  • Champawat – 51.2mm
  • Dehradun – 175.1mm
  • Pauri Garhwal – 74.3mm
  • Tehri – 82.5mm
  • Haridwar – 33.4mm
  • Nainital – 47.9mm
  • Pithoragarh – 51.7mm
  • Rudraprayag – 27.2mm
  • Udham Singh Nagar – 44.5mm
  • Uttarkashi – 20.4mm

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