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November breaks record for 'heavy', 'very heavy' rainfall
November breaks record for 'heavy', 'very heavy' rainfall

New Delhi, Dec 1 (TIWN) Thanks to the series of low pressure areas coupled with active northeast monsoon in November in south India, as many as 645 stations across India recorded "heavy" rainfall while 168 stations received "very heavy" rainfall - the maximum in the last five years, the IMD said on Wednesday.

As per the IMD, “heavy” rainfall is between 64.5 to 115.5 mm while “very heavy” rainfall means 115.6 to 204.5 mm.  As many as 11 stations recorded “extremely heavy” rainfall (more than 204.5 mm), same as that in 2020, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General, Dr Mrutyunjay Mahapatra told a media conference.  In November, the country, as a whole, received 56.5 mm rainfall as against 30.5 mm (a departure of 85.4 per cent) and the maximum departure of 160 per cent was in the south peninsula which received 232.7 mm rains against the 89.5 mm normal.

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