Chandigarh, Sept 14: From June 1 to September 12, it rained 793.7 mm in Chandigarh, according to the Met Department. This is a 4 per cent increase over the normal rain of 762.5 mm and the highest rainfall in the season in eight years.
Last year, it had rained 752.8 mm, which was 11 per cent less than normal and in 2016, it was way below normal with the city witnessing just 456.9 mm rain. It was 46 per cent less than normal.
The lowest-ever rainfall the city witnessed was in 1987 at 275.6 mm, 67 per cent below normal. The maximum was recorded in 1988 at 1,748 mm, 107 per cent above.
'After many years, the city has witnessed a good monsoon. It has received the highest rainfall in eight years,' said Mr. Surender Paul, Director, Met Department, Chandigarh, adding that the remaining part of September was likely to witness light rain. This increased rainfall would be beneficial in many ways.
Due to the above normal rain, people should be ready for colder and foggier days in winter. 'It will definitely have an impact on the winter season. The winter will be colder and there are chances of more fog this time.' The city received 2.7 mm of rain on Wednesday.