The Kumaon region of Uttarakhand bore the brunt of heavy rains on Tuesday. In a period of 24 hours ending on Tuesday morning Champawat received 579 mm of rainfall.
Similarly, Pancheshwar got 508 mm, Nainital 535 mm, Bhimtal 402, Rudrapur 484, Gular Bhoj 473 mm. As per the weather department the rainfall broke all previous records in Kumaon. In Pantnagar observatory 403.2 mm of rain was recorded in the last 24 hours which is the highest ever since the observatory was set up in the year 1962.
The previous highest here was 228 mm recorded on July 10, 1990. In Mukteshwar also a new record of 340.8 mm rain was created which surpassed the previous high of 254.5 mm recorded on September 18, 1914.