Kanpur records 31 mm rain, 76-year-old record shattered

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A 76-year-old record was broken in Kanpur on Tuesday when the city received 31 mm rainfall in a single day in the month of May.

The rains came in after a dust storm late on Monday night and carried well into the day.

Met officials said this was the highest rainfall the city has received in a single day in the month of May in more than seven decades. The rains came as a blessing for the farmers and the common people as it brought down temperatures drastically.

Following the rains, the minimum temperature dropped from 29 degrees Celsius to 19 degrees Celsius.

–IANS

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