Marmara region breaks 13-year rainfall record for July
ISTANBUL – Demirören News Agency
The figure was 51 kg for the month of July in 2005. Data showed that in the last 40 years 48.7 kg of rain was recorded as the third highest amount for July. The region recorded 23.3 kg of rain on average for July for the last 40 years.
Heavy rains that pounded the region throughout July lead to water-logged roads, traffic jams, delayed flights and train and bus services.
The frequency and severity of floods, storms, and whirlwinds has been increasing every year due to global warming and climate change, Chamber of Meteorological Engineers Vice President Ahmet Köse had said in an interview in July.
The number of rainy days in July this year doubled from the 1981-2010 average of 4.3 days, Köse had pointed out during an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency.
Marmara was not the only region hit by torrential rains this year. The General Directorate of Meteorology has issued a warning for many other provinces across the country.