Thursday, October 08, 2009

Heavy Rain in Sikkim

Gangtok,October8: The heavy rains lashed most parts of Sikkim since last night paralysing normal life in the state as the weather office here predicted heavy to very heavy rains and thunderstorm by tomorrow.
The heavy downpour continued throughout the day disrupting daily life and reducing traffic on the roads.
An average rainfall of 43.3 mm was recorded throughout the Himalayan state with capital Gangtok and adjoining areas receiving over 50 cm rainfall, while Chungthang and Mangan in north Sikkim recorded over 40 mm rainfall, the Met office here said.

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