Doon Valley breaks a 44-year monsoon record
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 17:06
Dehra Dun: The monsoon rainfall broke a 44-year-old record in Dehra Dun by registering a whopping 3018.3 mm of rainfall this season.

Met Director Anand Sharma said that the previous highest record was in 1966 when the Doon valley recorded 2930 mm of rainfall. Before 1966, records regarding monsoon rains are not available, he said.

With heavy rains lashing Dehra Dun, several rivers in the valley were on spate which include Rispana, Bindal and Asan. Nine of the total 13 districts of Uttarakhand have received excess rainfall this monsoon season.

During the past 24 hours, Dehra Dun has received 149.3 mm of rainfall.


First Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010, 17:06

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