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3/02/2007

Record 90.2 mm rain in city

Earth News: India
March 01, 2007
Thursday’s showers in the city of Chandigarh BROKE ALL PREVIOUS RECORDS of rainfall available for the months of January, February and March. The Met department recorded 90.2 mm rainfall. The previous highest for these three months had been 67.5 mm, recorded in March 1982. Only one day in the entire monsoon season last year had witnessed more rain than what was recorded Thursday. As a result of hail and snow in the last few days, farmers in Himachal Pradesh are worried over damage to the fruit crop.


TORRENTIAL RAIN/ FLOODS

SOGGY Britain is set to be drenched by new waves of torrential rain, raising the risk of damaging flooding, forecasters warned last night.A severe weather warning was issued for Cornwall, predicting that up to a third of its normal rainfall for the whole of March will fall in less than 24 hours.This follows a rain-soaked February which has given the county 70 per cent more than the average rainfall for the month.The rest of the country is also set for a soaking.
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