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Downpour In Bahrain

Tue., March 14, 1995

Thunderstorms, rarely seen at this time of year, dumped more rain on Bahrain in less than 24 hours than the Persian Gulf island sees in a year.

A record 2.72 inches of rain was recorded during a three-hour downpour late Sunday, the Bahrain Meteorological Service said.

The previous one-day record was 2.6 inches on April 7, 1961.

The storms continued Monday, and by noon 3.97 inches of rain had fallen over a 36-hour period, the meteorological office said. Winds measuring 50 mph whipped the emirate, it said.

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