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Mahabaleshwar In Maharashtra Receives Record 8,000 mm Rain This Monsoon

Mahabaleshwar crossed the 300 mm rainfall mark in a 24-hour interval a number of occasions. (File photograph)

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The most well-liked hill station in western India, Mahabaleshwar, which earned the excellence of being the wettest place on Earth this monsoon, added one other report to its credit score on Wednesday, mentioned a high official.

The rainfall within the district has crossed a whopping 8000 mm (800 cms) mark on Wednesday, mentioned Deputy Director-Common of Meteorology K. S. Hosalikar.

“The Mahabaleshwar rainfall has crossed the 8000 mm mark to notch 8012.1 mm on Wednesday. The monsoon season’s regular for the hill station is 5530.1 mm, Hosalikar informed mediapersons right here.

The IMD official added that in this yr’s bountiful monsoon, Mahabaleshwar crossed the 300 mm rainfall mark in a 24-hour interval a number of occasions.

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya of North-East India, which as soon as held the excellence of being the wettest place on the planet, misplaced its privileged place to the neighbouring Mawsynram, which will get over 11,870 mm rains yearly. Nonetheless, Cherrapunji has fallen behind with 11,777 mm rains yearly.

Located at an altitude of 4,440 ft or 1,353 metres, good rains augur effectively for Mahabaleshwar, often known as ‘strawberry nation’ accounting for 85 % of the nation’s manufacturing on its light slopes within the Western Ghats.

As many as 5 main rivers originate from this hill station, together with the fourth-biggest of India – River Krishna, which flows 1,400 kms via Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh earlier than emptying into the Bay of Bengal. The opposite rivers are Koyna, Venna, Savitri and Gayatri.

Although Mahabaleshwar, and its neighbouring twin Panchgani at an altitude of 4,242 ft or 1,293 metres, are a favorite with vacationers throughout monsoons, the incessant heavy downpour has hit the tourism trade badly this yr.

Barely an hour’s drive from right here is the world-famous Kaas Plateau, named a UNESCO World Pure Heritage Web site (2012) – or the ‘Valley of Flowers’ the place vacationers throng from all around the world between August and October.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by Internetstaff and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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