Cherrapunjee witnesses 972mm rainfall in 24 hours | Guwahati News – Times of India


GUWAHATI: Earth’s second wettest place, Cherrapunjee in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya has logged a whopping 972mm rainfall between 8.30am of Thursday and 8.30am of Friday, the IMD stated.
This is the third heaviest precipitation in this high altitude paradise in the northeast in 27 years. Between 8.30am of June 14 and 8.30am of June 15 it received 811.6mm. In the same period between Wednesday morning and Thursday morning, it has received 700mm of rainfall.
Cherrapunjee’s all-time wettest day was recorded on June 16, 1995 when it received with 1563.3mm of rainfall, followed by 973.8mm on June 5 of 1956, 930mm on June 15 of 1995, 924.6mm on June 21 of 1934, 907mm on June 25, 1970 and 882.1mm on June 9, 1966.
Mawsynram, which currently holds the crown of the wettest place on earth, received 710.6mm of rainfall in the 24-hour period between Tuesday and Wednesday. In the 24-hour period between Wednesday and Thursday, it received 670mm of rainfall.
Cherrapunjee is the original holder of the wettest-place tag in the Guinness Book of World Records after it received a whopping 9,300mm of rainfall in July 1861. It was later overtaken by Mawsynram which received 11,986mm in 1977.

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