At 105mm, Ludhiana records the heaviest rainfall on record for the month of January

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With continuous rains hitting the city, Ludhiana is experiencing its wettest January so far, breaking all past records, officials from the meteorological department of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) said on Saturday.

With continuous rains hitting the city, Ludhiana is experiencing its wettest January so far, breaking all past records, officials from the meteorological department of the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) said on Saturday. Ludhiana recorded 105mm of rain this month, including 100mm in the first eight days of January.

Apart from continuous rain, Ludhiana also experiences strong winds, blowing at a speed of 26 km per hour.

According to the PAU Climate Change and Agricultural Meteorology Department, Ludhiana recorded about 5mm of rainfall on Saturday.

Head of Meteorology Department Prabhjyot Kaur said at 105mm Ludhiana recorded the highest rainfall ever seen this month. According to records kept by the department, the last highest rainfall recorded for the month of January was in 1992 at 83.6 mm, followed by 75.6 mm in 1983, 75 mm in 1981 and 67.8 mm in 2004.

Kaur said weather conditions are expected to remain the same until Jan. 23 and thereafter clear skies are expected. On Saturday, the maximum temperature recorded in the city was 14.4°C while the minimum temperature was 9.6°C. The cool breeze accompanied by rain lowered the maximum temperature by two degrees compared to the previous day.

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