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May 2022 records highest rainfall since 2013 in Manipur

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, June 6:

The month of May this year recorded the highest rainfall in Manipur state since 2013 with 257.93 mm rain, according to Directorate of environment & climate change weather daily reports. The highest rainfall for May during the last 10 years was last recorded in 2018 at 225.31mm.

Interestingly Tamenglong district recorded the highest rainfall among all the 16 districts with 540 mm in May this year and it was followed by Kangpokpi and Noney districts with 382mm and 375mm rain, the official reports said.

The Kakching district recorded the minimum rainfall with just 159mm rain, it added. The high rainfall in Tamenglong and Kangpokpi districts in the state during May month had even caused flash floods in low lying areas of Tamenglong, Imphal West, Imphal East and Jiribam districts due to the sudden rise in water level of Barak and Imphal rivers. There are also reports of landslides in Kangpokpi district during the said period.

On May 12, Imphal-Jiribam sector of National Highway 37 which is considered Manipur’s second supply route, has been cut off after a bailey bridge over Irang River collapsed after torrential rain washed away the foundation of the bridge, people familiar with the development said on Thursday.

It may be mentioned that the National Highway 102B which connects Mizoram had also been cut off after the torrential rain washed away the newly constructed road diversion in Churachandpur district on May 11.

Earlier an official of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) Manipur Centre had informed that this year’s monsoon has advanced in the northeastern state. The rainfall since January this year was in excess of normal rain except in March,he added.

In 2017, Manipur capital Imphal had received the highest rainfall since 1956, recording 2,439.4mm till December 13 or 68.71% above the state’s annual precipitation of 1446.3mm, the ICAR Imphal centre had said.

In that particular year, the highest rainfall was recorded on March 31 (103.4mm) and the highest monthly record was in December with 116.3mm of rain till December 13.

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