India saw 168 very heavy rainfall events in November, highest in five years, says IMD

The weather department also said that the country received 56.5 mm of rainfall against the normal of 30.5 mm — an excess of 85.4 percent in the previous month

Press Trust of India December 01, 2021 15:09:24 IST
India saw 168 very heavy rainfall events in November, highest in five years, says IMD

Commuters wade through a water-logged road following heavy rains in Bengaluru. AFP

New Delhi: The country saw 645 events of heavy rainfall and 168 of very heavy rainfall in November, the highest in the month in five years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

It recorded 11 extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204.5 mm) events in the month, equalling the number reported last year.

The country saw 645 events of heavy rainfall (64.5 mm to 115.5 mm) and 168 events of very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm to 204.5 mm) in November, the highest in the last five years, according to the IMD's data.

Peninsular India reported most of the extremely heavy to very heavy rainfall events, which claimed 44 lives in Andhra Pradesh, 16 in Tamil Nadu, 15 in Karnataka and three in Kerala.

The Met office also said the country received 56.5 mm of rainfall against the normal of 30.5 mm — an excess of 85.4 percent — in November.

Peninsular India gauged 160 percent more rainfall — 232.7 mm against the average of 89.5 mm.

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