Capital Ottawa breaks annual rainfall record, Canada
Credit: Kimberly Molina / CBS Ottawa
Canada's capital Ottawa has broken its annual rainfall record on Monday, October 30, 2017, two months before the end of the year.
As of 08:00 local time, Monday, October 30, 2017, Canada's capital Ottawa received a total of 1 213 mm (47.75 inches) of precipitation since the start of the year, breaking its previous record of 1 174 mm (46.22 inches) recorded in 1972 for 39 mm (1.53 inches).
The amount that the city received is also 270 mm (10.62 inches) more precipitation than the city's annual average, CBC Ottawa reports.
Between Sunday, October 29 and Monday, October 30, weather stations in Ottawa recorded 98 mm (3.85 inches) of rain, eclipsing the normal month-long amount of 86 mm (3.38 inches), Kimbell said.
Featured image: Flooding in Ottawa, Canada. Credit: Kimberly Molina / CBS Ottawa