Ahmedabad bombarded with 5-year high, 115mm-plus rain in 3 hours
According to AMC , the city received 114.7 mm rainfall between 7 pm and 10 pm
City was battered and inundated with a record 115-mm plus rainfall on Sunday in three hours, the highest recorded in past five years in a single day in July.
The rainfall that started around 7 pm pounded almost all the areas of the city with many posh bungalow schemes in western city areas witnessing water entering ground floor areas.
According to AMC , the city received 114.7 mm rainfall between 7 pm and 10 pm – the highest recorded after July 2017.
Cumulatively, Paldi received 239 mm rains, followed by 198 mm in Bodakdev, 196 mm in Usmanpura, 182 mm in Maktampura, and 180 mm in Jodhpur areas, among others.
In perspective, the city records 782 mm annual rainfall. The rains on Sunday accounted for 15% of the annual average.
It could well be the highest one-day rainfall for Ahmedabad in the month of July in five years. The city recorded 128mm of rainfall till 11pm on Sunday. Several low-lying areas witnessed heavy waterlogging and ground floors of many societies and bungalows were left inundated.