extreme rain events

July 2021`:

Extreme Rainfall from BB-6 as on 26th Morning (24hrs): (In cms)

Rajasthan: Marwar 21, Bhungra 17, Danpur & Arthuna 16, Garhi 15, Banswara, Arnod & Dug 14, Pratapgarh 12.

M.P.: Jaora, Kathiwada & Mahidpur 26, Zirapur 22, Pachod 21, Jharda 19, Alirajpur & Garoth 16, Nateran, Barod , Piploda & Bajna 15.

Gujarat: Lodhika 20, Chotta Udaipur 19, Quant 18, Becharaji 16, Tilakwada & Kalawad 15, Kaprada 14.

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Mahabaleshwar in Maharashtra had a very wet 7 days this week of July 2021: 

20th   110 mms

21st   164 mms,

22nd  480 mms

23rd   594 mms

24th   321 mms

25th   187 mms 

26th   154 mms....

Totally 2010 mms (80 inches) in 7 days !!

(Extreme Rain of Jor in Maharastra given below) ⬇⬇

Phenomenal Rains in Jor (Maharashtra)

Jor , Maharashtra is a small village some 10-15 kms from Mahableshwar.

It got phenomenal rains in 5 days, worth mentioning here.

19th July  137mms,

20th July  184 mms

21st July 756 mms,

22nd July  646 mms

23rd July  433 mms

2156 in 5 days !! 86 Inches !!


2021 July






Mumbai: A wet June for Mumbai, with 961 mms


All India SWM Toppers and State Wide Toppers from 01.06.2021 to 30.06.2021

 

All India Rainfall Toppers from 01-06-2021 to 30-06-2021
Min (1500 mm)

1. Mawsynaram, Meghalaya – 2597
2. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya – 2547
3. Kitwade, Maharashrta – 2167
4. Amboli, Maharashtra – 2032
5. Ambavali, Maharashtra – 2019
6. Shirshi, Maharrashtra – 1840
7. Bharne, Maharashtra – 1623
8. Agumbe, Karnataka – 1591
9. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra – 1548
10. Dapoli, Maharashtra – 1537
11. Khed, Maharashtra – 1515
12. Dajipur, Maharashtra – 1509
13. Gavali, Karnataka – 1503
14. Pernem, Goa – 1489

Maharashtra SWM Toppers from 01.06.21 to 30.06.2021
(min 1500 mm)

1. Kitwade, Kolhapur – 2167
2. Amboli, Sindhudurg – 2032
3. Ambavali, Ratnagiri – 2019
4. Shirshi, Ratnagiri – 1840
5. Bharne, Ratnagiri – 1623
6. Patgaon, Kolhapur – 1590
7. Gaganbawada, Kolhapur – 1548
8. Dapoli, Ratnagiri – 1537
9. Khed, Ratnagiri – 1515
10. Dajipur, Kolhapur – 1509

Karnatata SWM Toppers from 01.06.20 to 30.06.2021
(min 1300 mm)

1. Agumbe, Shimoga – 1591
2. Gavali, Belgaum – 1503
3. Castle Rock, Uttar Kannada - 1456
4. Kundal, Uttar Kannada – 1452
5. Yadur, Shimoga – 1440
6. Kollur, Udupi – 1417
7. Bare, Uttar Kannada – 1389
8. Hulikal, Shimoga – 1351
9. Vendse, Udupi – 1345
10. Nilkund, Uttar Kannada – 1311

North East India SWM Toppers from 01.06.21 to 30.06.2021
(min 750 mm)

1. Mawsynaram, Meghalaya – 2597
2. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya – 2547
3. Mathanguri, Assam – 1040
4. Passighat, Arunachal Pradesh – 881
5. Kharkhana, Meghalaya – 863
6. Panbari, Assam – 840
7. Barpeta, Assam – 826
8. Chouldhowaghat, Assam – 774
9. Manas NH Crossing, Assam – 768
10. Beki Road bridge, Assam 763

Goa SWM Toppers from 01.06.21 to 30.06.2021
(min 800 mm)

1. Pernem – 1489
2. Quepem – 1131
3. Valpoi – 1132
4. Ganjem – 1079
5. Sanguem – 1010
6. Sanquelim – 998
7. Mapusa – 955
8. Ela – 904
9. Panaji – 832
10. Margao – 811



1st August  2019


CHIEF AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL IN CM.
GUJARAT REGION

     
08/01/2019: Vadodara (dist Vadodara) 56., Mahudha (dist Kheda) 20, Halol (dist Panchmahal) 19, Dabhoi (dist Vadodara) 19, Vadali (dist Sabarkantha) 18,, Khedbrahma-18,(Sabarkantha), Dharoi Colony (dist Mehsana) 17, Karjan (dist Vadodara) 17, Sankheda (dist Chhota Udepur) 16, Ukai (dist Surat) 15, Tilakwada (dist Narmada) 15, Idar (dist Sabarkantha) 14, Wanakbori (dist Mahisagar) 13, Sanand (dist Ahmedabad) 13, Umerpada (dist Surat) 13, Bodeli (dist Chhota Udepur) 13, Waghodia (dist Vadodara) 13, Balasinor (dist Mahisagar) 12, Mahemdavad (dist Kheda) 12, Waghai (dist Dangs) 11, Vaso (dist Kheda) 11, Kalol (dist Panchmahal) 11, Desar (dist Vadodara) 11, Mandvi (dist Surat) 11, Nadiad (dist Kheda) 10, Jambughoda (dist Panchmahal) 10, Valod (dist Tapi) 10, Bharuch (dist Bharuch) 9, Kathalal (dist Kheda) 9, Jambuser (dist Bharuch) 9, Olpad (dist Surat) 9, Mahuva (dist Surat) 9, Bardoli (dist Surat) 9, Rajpipala (dist Narmada) 9, Thasra (dist Kheda) 9, Siddhpur (dist Patan) 9, Talod (dist Sabarkantha) 8, Amod (dist Bharuch) 8, Himatanagar (dist Sabarkantha) 8, Matar (dist Kheda) 8, Padra (dist Vadodara) 8, Umreth (dist Anand) 8, Garudeshwar (dist Narmada) 8,


23rd/24th July 2017


Mt. Abu: The comments say it all...141 mms on 23rd July, 733 on 24th July and 734 mms on 25th July ..totaling to 1608 mms in 3 days  ! The annual rainfall of many a places in India, or more than the annual rainfall ! The season's total for Mt. Abu till date is 2401 mms, which shows an excess of 1860 mms !

Abu record annual rain was in 1944: 3991 mms

23rd July 2017:
Salumber 17.5, Baijnath 16.0, Jalore 15.4, Mount Abu 14.1, Erinpura Rd. & Sumerpur 13.0 each, Jodhpur AP 7.2, Palampur 7.1, 

24th July 2017 in cms:
Mount Abu Tehsil 77.3, Mount Abu 73.3, Bhinmal 25.7, Erinpura Rd. & Sumerpur 23.0 each, Katra 14.4, Dharamsala 10.6, 
Dantiwada 34.2, Palanpur 25.5, Deesa 24.8, Mahabaleshwar 15.1, Lonavala(Agri) 13.2,
DANTIWADA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 34, PALANPUR (DIST BANASKANTHA) 25, DEESA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 25, AMIRGADH (DIST BANASKANTHA) 25, DHANERA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 23, LAKHANI (DIST BANASKANTHA) 22, VADGAM (DIST BANASKANTHA) 20, DANTA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 18, DEODAR (DIST BANASKANTHA) 17, POSHINA (DIST SABARKANTHA) 15, SATLASANA (DIST MEHSANA) 15,
25th July 2017 in cms:
Mount Abu 73.4, Reodar 45.1, Sanchore 39.0, Gudamalani 23.3, Kunda 19.5, Baheri 18.3, Varanasi AP 11.9, 
Dantiwada 46.3, Palanpur 38.0, Deesa 26.9, 
DANTIWADA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 46, PALANPUR (DIST BANASKANTHA) 38, VADGAM (DIST BANASKANTHA) 36, AMIRGADH (DIST BANASKANTHA) 34, LAKHANI (DIST BANASKANTHA) 31, PATAN (DIST PATAN) 29, DEODAR (DIST BANASKANTHA) 28, DHANERA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 27, DEESA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 27, SARASWATI (DIST PATAN) 22, DHAROI COLONY (DIST MEHSANA) 20, MODASA (DIST ARAVALLI) 19, KHEDBRAHMA (DIST SABARKANTHA) 19, WAV (DIST BANASKANTHA) 19, SIDDHPUR (DIST PATAN) 18, THARAD (DIST BANASKANTHA) 18, POSHINA (DIST SABARKANTHA) 18, BHABHAR (DIST BANASKANTHA) 17, BHILODA (DIST ARAVALLI) 17, DANTA (DIST BANASKANTHA) 17, VADALI (DIST SABARKANTHA) 16, HIMATANAGAR (DIST SABARKANTHA) 16, KANKREJ (DIST BANASKANTHA) 15, IDAR (DIST SABARKANTHA) 15, DHANSURA (DIST ARAVALLI) 15,

Rainfall 25th June 2017:
Vapi 48cms
Silvasa 38cms
Daman 37cms
Madhuban 33cms
Valsad 20cms

Talasari 469, Zhari 460, Kanchad 409, Wada 368,,Savarkhand 334 ,Vikramgad 324
Suksale 320,Khutal 314 ,Kasa 320,Talwada 301,Kudus 290


The highest 24-hour rainfall of India was reported on September 13, 1974 (98.55/cm) at Cherrapunji (Sohra), a hill station located in the NE India. 

• Colaba observatory in Mumbai recorded 58 cm rainfall on July 5, 1974. 

• Chennai (SE peninsula) received rainfall of 45 cm on November 25, 1976 as its highest ever recorded rainfall on a single day. 

• Thiruvanathapuram (southwest peninsula) recorded 40 cm rainfall on October 18, 1964, as its all time record in 140 years. 

• Mahabaleshwar (northwest peninsula) reported 44 cm during 1961-1980 as its record highest for all the months. 

• Mount Abu (northwest India) reported 56 cm rainfall on September 19, 1973.

• Motihari (northeast India) recorded 46 cm rainfall as its highest in 93 years. 

• Dehra Dun (north India) recorded 49 cm rainfall on July 25, 1966 as the highest rainfall for 100 years. 

• The annual mean rainfall of Phalodi, (northwest India) is about 26 cm, but on July 12, 1964, it reported 23 cm rainfall in just 24 hours. 

It is observed that out of 165 stations, 128 (77.6 %) reported their EPRE during the bi-decadal period 1961-1980. Further, 85 stations have recorded the rainfall = 20 cm/day. 4.1.2. Period : 1981-2000 

High rainfall instances reported at some stations during 1981-2000 are shown in Tables 2. Bold digits indicate the rainfall = 40 cm/day. Some notable instances are described below. • Cherrapunji recorded 156 cm rainfall on June 16, 1995 crossing its previous all time highest of 98.55 cm reported on September 13, 1974 (Table 1). It had also set a record for the northern hemisphere overtaking the earlier record held by Paishih (Taiwan) of 125 cm reported on September 10-11, 1963 (Randall et al., 2007). However, this Cherrapunji record was exceeded after ten years, as Isla Mujere (Mexico) got 163 cm rainfall on October 21-22, 2005 (http://wmo.asu.edu/). Still, it remains as a record for the Indian sub-continent. 

• Bhira, a station on the windward side of the western ghats (northwest peninsula) got 71 cm rainfall on July 24, 1989 as its all time highest during the period data availability from 1932. The rainfall was associated with the passage of a depression moving towards northwest India. 

• Beed in Marathwada, subdivision, reported its all time highest rainfall (32 cm) on July 24, 1989 under the influence of the same depression mentioned above.

• Santacruz (Mumbai) received 40 cm rainfall on June 10, 1991 exceeding its previous highest rainfall of 38 cm reported on July 5, 1974. 

• Jodhpur (NW India) recorded 29 cm rainfall on August 5, 1996. It is noteworthy that its annual mean rainfall is about 36 cm. • Rainfall of 49 cm on July 7, 1991 at Silchar (NE region) has crossed its previous all time highest (29 cm) recorded in 1893. • Koida (SE peninsula) recorded 67 cm rainfall on June 17, 1996. 

4.1.3. Period: 2001 – 2009 

EPRE for this period from 2001 to July 2009 are depicted in Table 3. A few typical cases are highlighted below. • Amini Divi recorded 117 cm rainfall on May 6, 2004 and created a record for the north Indian ocean. It was associated with a passage of a tropical cyclone. It is worthwhile to mention that this station recorded 184 cm rainfall during just three days viz. May 5-7, 2004 ! • Mumbai (Santacruz) experienced exceptionally heavy rainfall of 94 cm on July 27, 2005 (Table 3). Some other nearby stations also reported very high rainfall (e.g. Vihar lake : 105 cm) and the city was hit miserably due to unprecedented deluge. It was mainly due to the cloud burst and intense thunderstorm activity embedded in the monsoon circulation (Vaidya and Kulkarni, 2007). The peculiarity of this event was that the activity was highly localized to the northern part of the city as Colaba, just 25 km south of Santacruz reported only 7 cm rainfall on the same day. • Ratnagiri, a coastal station about 230 km south of Mumbai recorded 64 cm rainfall on May 31, 2006 surpassing its previous all time highest (31 cm) recorded on June 30, 1953. • Mahabaleshwar reported its all time highest 46 cm on 3 August 2004. However, it was also exceeded on 11 August 2008 with 49 cm rainfall. 

• Veraval (Saurashtra and Kutch) reported 50 cm rainfall on 16 July 2009 surpassing its highest (36 cm) recorded in the previous decade i.e. on July 26, 1996 (Table 2). 


4.2. Rainfall events exceeding 50 cm/day 

Sixty nine stations which reported the rainfall = 50 cm/day have been identified over the region for the period: 1875- 1990 (Dhar and Nandargi, 1998). Out of them, 45 cases have occurred up to 1960 (86 years) and 24 during 1961-90 (30 years). Afterwards, following stations (as per the data of the study) have joined this elite ‘R50’ club. 

Amini Divi, Koida, Malda, Kaleswaram, Motihari, Songadh, Ratnagiri, Poladpur (west coast), Vihar lake, Santacruz (and the stations around Mumbai which recorded very heavy rainfall on July 27, 2005), Veraval and Mangrol (Saurashtra and Kutch) recorded on 16 July 2009. 

4.3. Surpassing of all India records 

Mawsynram, a station (northeast India) recorded 98.96 cm rainfall on July 10, 1952. It was the record as the highest 24-hour rainfall over the India (Thapaliyal and Kulshrestha, 1992). During last 15 years, three stations viz. Cherrapunji, Amini Divi and Vihar lake have crossed this record. It is further noticed that five of the top seven rain events have occurred after 1970 (Table 4), indicating the rise in the intensity of EPRE in the recent times. 4.4. High rainfall spells on different time scales 

The cases of extreme rain events for 24 hours are described above. There are some instances of very high rainfall reported from 1995 on different time scales. They are described below. 4.4.1. Short duration record rainfall 

On June 16, 1995, Cherrapunji recorded 42 cm rainfall in just one hour exceeding the world record of 30.5 cm held earlier jointly by Holt, MO and Kilauea sugar plantation (Randall et al, 2007). During June 15-16, 1995, same station reported 249 cm rainfall (Pai and Guhathakurta, 2007), crossing 48-hour world record of 247 cm of Aurere, La Reunion, occurred during January 8-10, 1958 (http://wmo.asu.edu/). 4.4.2. Record rainfall over desert area Extreme northwest region of India is a part of the Thar desert. It received record rainfall of 55 cm during August 16-25, 2006 i.e. just in 10 days (Jayanthi et al, 2006). More than 100 persons lost their lives, many animals died and lot of destruction was reported to the agriculture sector due to the floods. 

4.4.3. Un-seasonal heavy rainfall instances 

Chennai reported 21 cm rainfall during the last week of February 2000. Getting more than 20 cm rainfall in the last week of February is an event of the century for the city (Asokan and Nair, 2000). However, it was a blessing to the city dwellers as these un-seasonal rains relieved them from acute scarcity of the water caused by deficient rainfall during the NE monsoon season. 

4.4.4. Excess rainfall on the seasonal and annual scale over a semi-arid location 

Pune city situated on the leeward side of the western ghats, falls under the semi-arid or the rain-shadow zone with the mean annual rainfall about 72 cm as against about 250 cm on the windward side. During 2004-2007, it recorded more than 80 cm rainfall consecutively in four summer monsoons. It was significantly high as compared to the seasonal normal- 55 cm. In 2005 and 2006, the city reported 116 cm (134 cm) and 110 cm (127 cm) rainfall in the summer monsoon (calendar year) respectively crossing its earlier annual record 124 cm which was established in 1892. 

4.4.5. Rainiest station in the world 

Annual mean rainfall of Mawsynram is 1151 cm considering the data of past 66 years i.e. for the period : 1940-2005 (Pai and Guhathakurta, 2007). It is more than other two most rainy stations in the world viz. Waialeale, Hawaii, USA (1144 cm) and Cherrapunji (1115 cm).

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Chennai heavy rains: 30th November-1st December 2015:



Stations in India which recorded ³ 75 cms of rainfall in one day (1875-1990)

Station State Rainfall (in cms) Date


Bano Bihar     81     13-9-1959

B. Ragamandala Karnataka      84           25-7-1924

Cherrapunji Meghalaya     104                 14-6-1976

Drampur Uttar Pradesh       77                 18-9-1880

Dharampur Gujarat             99                   2-7-1941

Harnai Maharashtra            80                   5-8-1968

Jowai Meghalaya              102                 11-9-1877

Mawasynram Meghalaya    99                 10-7-1952

Naginor Uttar Pradesh        82                 18-9-1880

Navasari Gujarat                 78                   2-7-1991

Purnea Bihar                       90                 13-9-1879

Quilandy Kerala                  91                  28-5-1961

Rewa Madhya Pradesh      77                  16-6-1882


Massive Rains in Maharashtra ending 8.30 am on 21.07.2015


Mumbai City:

Santacruz 61mm

Vagaries 38 mms

Colaba 16mm ......(So, Mumbai City Average 38 mms. Predicted for Mumbai City in Vagaries 30-40 mms)

Other (in mms).. 

Palghar - 476, Boisar - 347, Tarapur - 323, Titwala - 266, Kharbav - 231

Kone - 231, Safala - 230, Agarwadi - 227, Kudus - 226, Wada - 219

Chinchani - 213, Bhimashankar - 198, Kalyan - 195, Bhiwandi - 195

Angaon - 191, Kanchad - 189, Nadgaon - 187, Padagha - 185

Dehari - 178, Tansa - 176, Manor - 172, Dighashi - 172

Bhavli - 171, Kalamb - 170, Dolkhamb - 167, Sakhar - 167

Goregaon - 164, Igatpuri - 161, Saralgaon - 160, Ghoti - 155

Rajur - 155, Ulhasnagar - 150

Kasa - 150, Saiwan - 149, Mokhada - 148, Ambernath - 143

Balkum - 140, Shahapur - 138, Wasind - 138, Dhamni - 127

Kawdas - 127, Dawadi - 124, Talasari - 124

Jawhar - 123, Virar - 122, Badalapur - 120




CHIEF AMOUNTS OF RAINFALL IN CMS :2014 

43 MAHABALESHWAR 

27 DAHANU 

20 TALASARI 

19 BHIRA PEN POLADPUR DODAMARG 

18 VALPOI 

17 MANGAON 

GHATS AREA:

39 TAMINI      34 DAWDI      32 SHIRGAON    25 DUNGERWADI                   23 LONAVALA (T)      22 AMBONE     21 LONAVALA (O) KOYNA (P)              20 KHOPOLI      19 BHIRA      17 MALVAN    14 KHAND   12 KOYNA (N) 

11 BHIVPURI      9 SHIROTA    8 WANGAON  7 THAKURWADI   3 DHARAVI 




One Day Highs for Mahableshwar:

 Mahabaleshwar Top Rainfall 24 hrs in mm

1. 491 mm - 11.08.2008

2. 462 mm - 03.08.2004
3. 459 mm - 03.06.1882
4. 459 mm - 30.07.1896.
5. 440 mm - 07.07.1977
6. 433 mm - 26.07.2005
7. 432 mm - 31.07.2014
8. 417 mm - 22.07.1912
9. 415 mm - 24.07.1921
10. 409 mm - 15.07.2009


The Table Below, compiled by Pradeep John for Vagaries, shows the colossal amount of rain ( in mms) in Gujarat in the 7 days that BB-13 lingered on...The reason for that is explained in the Video attached here and on the right side of Page.

Date: September 2013

27th September 2013

SAURASHTRA & KUTCH:

KHAMBHALIA (DIST JAMNAGAR)45, OKHA (DIST JAMNAGAR) 35, 

JAMNAGAR (DIST JAMNAGAR) 29, DHROL_ARG (DIST JAMNAGAR) 24, 

KALYANPUR (DIST JAMNAGAR) 23, UPLETA (DIST RAJKOT) 22, 

NALIYA (DIST KUTCH) 22, KALAVAD (DIST JAMNAGAR) 22, 

KANDLA AIRPORT (DIST KUTCH) 18, TANKARA (DIST RAJKOT) 18, 

JODIA (DIST JAMNAGAR) 18, BHANVAD (DIST JAMNAGAR) 18, 

KANDLA NEW (DIST KUTCH) 18, BHUJ (DIST KUTCH) 17, 

GANDHIDHAM (DIST KUTCH) 17, MUNDRA (DIST KUTCH) 17, 

JAMJODHPUR (DIST JAMNAGAR) 17, ABDASA (DIST KUTCH) 15, 

KUTIANA (DIST PORBANDAR) 14, BACHAU_AWS (DIST KUTCH) 14, 

JAMKANDORNA (DIST RAJKOT) 13, WANKANER (DIST RAJKOT) 13, 

RANAVAV (DIST PORBANDAR) 13, RAJKOT (DIST RAJKOT) 12, 

DWARKA (DIST JAMNAGAR) 12, LODHIKA (DIST RAJKOT) 12, 

PADDHARI (DIST RAJKOT) 12, DHORAJI (DIST RAJKOT) 11, 

MORBI (DIST RAJKOT) 11, JETPUR (DIST RAJKOT) 10, 

JUNAGADH (DIST JUNAGARH) 10, MANDVI(K) (DIST KUTCH) 10, 

RAPAR (DIST KUTCH) 10, DHROL (DIST JAMNAGAR) 9, GONDAL (DIST RAJKOT) 9, 

KOTDASANGANI (DIST RAJKOT) 9, NAKHATRANA (DIST KUTCH) 9, 

BHACHAU (DIST KUTCH) 8, MANAVADAR (DIST JUNAGARH) 7, 

DHARI (DIST AMRELI) 7, JASDAN (DIST RAJKOT) 7, KESHOD (DIST JUNAGARH) 7, 

VADIA (DIST AMRELI) 7, VANTHALI (DIST JUNAGARH) 7, BABRA (DIST AMRELI) 7, 

MENDARDA (DIST JUNAGARH) 7, ANJAR (DIST KUTCH) 7, MULI (DIST SURENDRANAGAR) 7, 

MANGROL(J) (DIST JUNAGARH) 6, DHARI_ARG (DIST AMRELI) 6, 

LODHIKA_ARG (DIST RAJKOT) 6, VISAVADAR (DIST JUNAGARH) 6, 

PORBANDAR (DIST PORBANDAR) 5, MALIA_MIANA (DIST RAJKOT) 5, 

HALVAD (DIST SURENDRANAGAR) 5, BOTAD (DIST BHAVNAGAR) 4, 

CHOTILA_ARG (DIST SURENDRANAGAR) 4, LALPUR (DIST JAMNAGAR) 4, 






First Ever Tornado to be Briefly seen over Chennai ...



The funnel shaped tornado witnessed at Uthandi on ECR in Chennai. DC
The funnel shaped tornado witnessed at Uthandi on ECR in Chennai. DC

Chennai: Robert Gagarin (58) of Uthandi  is not a habitual star-gazer. He just happened to be on the rooftop of his house in time to catch a glimpse of a tornado  in the distance.

The day was Thursday last and the time, 4.30 pm. “The sky turned pitch dark and I saw a circular cone shaped cloud formation for about 15 minutes. I clicked some pictures and also a video with my smart phone,” says an excited Robert.

 Met officials confirmed that he had indeed seen a tornado, the first one reported in Chennai. “Our officials, who were on their way to Puducherry too experienced some effects of this phenomenon but we confirmed it only after seeing the picture you sent us,” Dr Y. E. A. Raj, deputy director general of meteorology, Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC), Chennai, told the Deccan Chronicle.

According to  Robert, who lives near the coastline, heavy rain and winds measuring nearly 60 kmph  hit the area soon after he saw the tornado. “My friend, who was about 1.5 km away from my house, did not see anything unusual. So the tornado must have been completely localised,” he adds.

 Dr Raj too says there was a definite disturbance during the time mentioned on ECR Road. “We not only encountered intense weather, but our officials, who were travelling in a car to Puducherry  felt the vehicle being jolted to the left of the road. It may not have been an intense tornado as the funnel clouding did not extend to the ground, but  it was unmistakably a tornado,” he concludes.


Puerto Lopez in Columbia the New wettest place in the World and revised Top 20 wettest places...Taken from Pradeep's Blog.

Information provided recently by IDEAM (Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies), the Colombian meteorological service, indicates that one of his official sites called Port Lopez de Micay in the Department of the Cauca, pacific region has an annual average rainfall of 12,892.4 mm for the period of April 1960 - February 2012
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Nevertheless, there are important lagoons in the record from 1960, specially during the period 1968-1979. Despite this it there exist complete records of 31 years in total (until 2011) and in the records only they are absent four months from 1991. Taking the average for these 31 complete years of information the annual average really works out a bit higher in 13,466.3 mm. The was most rainy year a 1984 with an amazing quantity of 23.818 mm (937.72") and the driest with 6.195 mm (243.90'') in 1980 (both years with complete information).





A photograph of the airport at Puerto Lopez de Micay. It is not clear if the rain gauge is located at the airport or in the actual town nearby. Photo by Zavi from mapcarta.com

Almost as this there is incredible the number of days of measurable rainfall that totalled 353 days in 1984 and 355 days in 1985 (with 19.444 mm/765.51 ") that were registered. Almost two years of daily rains. The rainfall falls more or less uniformly throughout the year of approximately 899 mm in February to 1197 mm in May. The most rainy month of which witness is had was an August, 1984 when one measured 3015 mm.


Ironically, for years the site of Lloro, Colombia in the Choco Department of northwestern Colombia has often been referenced by numerous publications, including WMO official reports, as perhaps being the wettest location on earth. This was based upon a study published in 1992 by a Mr. Jesus Eslava from the University of Bogota. He researched a site known as the Lloro Granja Agricola (Lloro Agricultural Farm) where an average of 12,717 mm (500.67”) was measured between 1952-1989. This site, however, was not an official IDEAM location, unlike Puerto Lopez. The actual town of Lloro has an average of only 7,559 mm (297.60”) for the 1971-2000 POR. So the Colombian towns Quibdo and Tutunendo are actually considerably wetter than Lloro (with annual average precipitations of 10,749 mm/423.19” and 11,394 mm/448.58” respectively).
The Top Wettest Places in the World
  1. 524.68" / 13327 mm - Puerto LopezCauca, Columbia, South America 
  2. 512.08" / 13008 mm - La ConchaCauca, Columbia, South America 
  3. 473.86" / 12036 mm - Bahia Malaga, Valle, Columbia, South America 
  4. 467.35” / 11871 mm  - Mawsynram, Meghalaya, India, Asia 
  5. 463.66” / 11777 mm - Cherrapunji, Meghalaya , India, Asia 
  6. 453.38” / 11516 mm - Cropp at Waterfall, South Island, New Zealand 
  7. 448.58” / 11394 mm - Tutunendo, Choco, Colombia, South America     
  8. 423.19” / 10749  mm - Quibdo, Choco, Colombia, South America    
  9. 411.42” / 10450 mm - Ureca, Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, Africa 
  10. 405.47” / 10299 mm - Debundscha, Fako, Cameroon, Africa
  11. 404.40” / 10272 mm - Big Bog, Maui, Hawaii, Oceania
  12. 384.35” / 9763 mm - Mt.Waialeale, Kauai, Hawaii, Oceania
  13. 365.87" / 9293 mm - Kukui, Maui, Hawaii, Oceania
  14. 327.72" / 8324 mm - Walakkad, Kerala, India, Asia
  15. 321.60” / 8169 mm - Emei Shan, Sichuan, China, Asia  
  16. 315.24" / 8007 mm - Hulikal, Karnataka, India, Asia 
  17. 307.90” / 7821 mm - Bowden Pen, JamaicaOceania  
  18. 300.00" / 7620 mm - Agumbe, Karnataka, India, Asia
  19. 297.60” / 7559 mm - Lloro, Choco, Colombia, South America     
  20. 280.98” / 7137 mm - Andagoya, Choco, Colombia, South America    
Source : Christopher C. Burt
Weather Historian
Weather Underground  
Some compilation of Rainfall from Own Research by Pradeep

Hail Reports from Chennai, Singapore, Bangkok:
Reports of hail in Chennai on 27th September 2009 confirmed thru video sent by Sudharshan Madhavan and Karthik Raghavan:..see video here..
In 2013, Singapore recorded hail for the first tme ever...
Bangkok too ,received hail for the frst time in 2010.


The World record rainfall for 1 minute is 31.2 mms, 1.23 inches at Unionville, MD, USA. 
An obscure old French scientific document has recently come to my attention that seems to confirm the validity of the Barot measurement (actually 38 mm/1.496”) in one minute on November 26, 1970.
The World Record rainfall for 5 mins =51.5 mms at Alamogordo, New Mexico. June 5th 1960.
The World record rainfall for 1 hour = 420 mms Cherrapunji, June 16th 1995.
The World record rainfall for 24 hrs. = 1825 mms, 71.8 inches at Reunion Island
The World record rainfall for 48 hrs =  2490 mms, Cherrapunji, 15-16, 1995.
The World record rainfall for a 72 hr. period = 3932 mms on the French Island of Reunion


*On June 16, 1995, Cherrapunji recorded 42 cm rainfall in just one hour exceeding 
the world record of 30.5 cm held earlier jointly by Holt, MO and Kilauea sugar plantation 
(Randall et al, 2007). During June  15-16, 1995, same station reported 249 cm rainfall         
(Pai and Guhathakurta, 2007), crossing  48-hour world record of 247 cm of Aurere,                     
La Reunion, occurred during January 8-10, 1958

26 July 2005 ..
>1 hour highest rainfall at Mumbai Scz : 190.3 mms (3.30 to 4.30 pm)
>3 hour highest rainfall at Mumbai Scz : 381 mms (2.30 pm to 5.30 pm)
>6 hour highest rainfall at Mumbai Scz : 648.4 mms (2.30 pm to 8.30 pm)


In 1974 it had rained 24,555.3 mm (i.e. 80.56 feet – i.e. 966.74 inches).  The rainfall in 1974 at Cherrapunjee was the highest recorded annual rainfall in any one place in any one year in the whole world.  On 16th June 1995, it had rained 1,563 mm  in 24 hours (i.e. 5.12 feet – i.e. 61.53 inches).

Cherrapunji does hold the record for the wettest month on record, recording 9,299.6mm in July 1861. Actually, between 1860 and 1862 Cherrapunji was incredibly wet; between August 1st 1860 and July 31st 1861 (which overlaps parts of 2 wet seasons) 26,467mm rain fell. In the calender year 1861 22,987mm rain fell, of which 22,454 fell between April and September.

Day Records of Rainfall:
156.3 cm at Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) on 16 June 1995
116.8 cm at Aminidivi (Lakshadweep) on 6 May 2004
104.9 cm at Vihar lake (Mumbai) on 27 July 2005
103.6 cm at Cherrapunji (Meghalaya) on 14 June 1876
102.6 cm Modasa (Gujarat) date not known
102 cm at Jowai (Meghalaya) on 11 September 1877
101 cm at Ambarnath (Maharashtra) on 27 July 2005



The 10000 club:Major input from Pradeep's blog again.
1.Cherrapunji (Meghalaya)
1974 - 22763
2. KOTTIGEHARA (KARNATAKA)
1961 - 10933 mm (This includes an mind boggling 3046 mm rainfall in 11 days starting from July 1st to July 12. During July, 1961 Kottigehra got 5370 mm rainfall in one month)
3. HULIKAL (KARNATAKA)
1959 - 12026 mm (During July, 1959 Hulikal got 5026 mm rainfall in one month)
1961 - 12720 mm (During July, 1961 Hulikal got 4234 mm rainfall in one month)
4. AGUMBE (KARNATAKA)
1961 - 10527 mm (During July, 1961 Agumbe got 3592 mm rainfall in one month)
5. MATHERAN (MAHARASHTRA)
1921 - 10294 mm (Starting from July 22 to August 21, Matheran got 5693 mm in one month. This includes 485.9 mm on July 23 and followed by 657.4 mm on July 24)
6. Mahableshwar (Maharashtra)
1896 - 10221
7. SHIRALI (KARNATAKA)
1976 - 10316 mm (During July, 1976 Shirali got 4206 mm rainfall in one month)
1978 -11381 mm (During June 1978 Shirali got 4439 mm rainfall in one month)
1980 - 11180 mm (During June 1980 Shirali got 3779 mm rainfall in one month)
1981 - 11477 mm (During June 1981 Shirali got 4121 mm rainfall in one month)
8. BUXADUAR (WEST BENGAL)
1921 - 10004 mm (During July, 1921 Buxaduari got 3267 mm rainfall in one month)

14 comments:

  1. Delhi (Safdarjung) has received 93.0 mm cumulative rainfall (1-18 February 2013) which is the fifth highest since 1901 for the entire month of February after 143.2 mm
    (1915), 128.2 mm (1942), 123.5 mm (1990) and 96.6 mm (1954).
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  2. The absolute maximum rainfall recorded in Agumbe in a single month is 4,508 millimetres (177.5 in) (in August 1946).

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  3. With only 45.7 millimetres (1.8 inches) of rain falling a year, on average, Aden, Yemen is Asia's driest place.Source:http://www.currentresults.com/Weather-Extremes/asia.php

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  4. The world record for the most rain in 20 minutes is 206 millimetres (8.1 inches) that fell at Curtea-de-Arges, Romania on July 7, 1889.http://www.currentresults.com/Weather-Extremes/europe.php

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