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Record-Breaking Rain Hits India

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Rain in March? Figures of the Indian Meteorological Department suggest that it is EXTREMELY UNUSUAL. The state recorded 86.4 millimetres rainfall during the week ending March 26. That is 5,760% MORE WEEKLY RAINFALL THAN IS TYPICAL OF THIS MONTH. The total rainfall this month in the state, through March 26, is 2,126% more than what is expected this month. The state received 110.6 mm rainfall while it generally records about 5.2 mm during these 26 days. “It is a RARE occasion where the pre-monsoon showers have gone past the quantity of South West monsoon in a single week. The rainfall of 86.4 mm across the state during the week ended March 26, with excess rainfall in all districts, is a better quantity of rainfall than the actual monsoon." Northern parts of Bangalore received recorded more than 100 mm rainfall on the one night of March 26.
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