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Chandigarh : witnessed the highest rainfall in August in 16 years

August 23, 2020 07:49 PM

Chandigarh, August 23
Chandigarh has witnessed the highest rainfall in August in 16 years. Till now, 339 mm of rainfall has been recorded this month.

According to the Chandigarh Meteorological Department, it was way back in 2004 when the city had seen 718-mm rainfall in the month of August, which is also the all-time record precipitation during the month. The average rainfall the city gets in the month of August is 280 mm.

Two of the three floodgates of Sukhna Lake had to be opened on Sunday after its water level reached the danger mark of 1, 163 feet. They were opened at 3:10 am. The UT administration officials are there on the spot keeping a track of the current situation.

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