India receives second highest rainfall in May since 1901

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May has recorded the second-highest rainfall in India since 1901 with 107.9 mm rain, 74 percent more than the long period average of 62 mm, according to the India Meteorological Department, reported Hindustan Times.

As per the report, the highest rainfall for May was last recorded in 1990 at 110.7 mm.

Quoting the weather body HT reported that May was also unique in terms of its unusually mild temperatures in peak summer. With 34.18 degrees Celsius since 1901, the average maximum temperature over the country during this period was the fourth lowest.

“We saw very high rainfall in May mainly because of the influence of two powerful cyclones. Also, there were many western disturbances also in May,” OP Sreejith, scientist, climate monitoring and forecast, IMD Pune told HT.

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