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Record breaking rain in Shillong and Guwahati

In a span of 24 hours, Shillong in Meghalaya recorded 39.5 mm of rain, which happens to be the highest rainfall in a decade.

In Guwahati, the met department recorded a whopping 47 mm of rain, which is the highest of the season. The Met department has warned that heavy hailstorm can hit parts of Assam and Meghalaya till Friday.

Cherrapunji, which is notorious of receiving heavy rains also recorded an excellent 137 mm of rain during the same period.

Several other areas in Northeast India have received good showers during the last 24 hours. Some of them include Silchar where 44.5 mm of rain was recorded, Tinsukia 41 mm, Gaolpara 36 mm, Dibrugarh 27.7 mm, Imphal 20.8 mm, Dhubri 16.3 mm, Kohima 8.2 mm, and Gangtok 2.4 mm.

These rains can be attributed to a cyclonic circulation which is presently over East Bihar, Jharkhand and adjoining West Bengal. Also, a trough is extending from this system from Nagaland, up to Jharkhand.

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