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Yemen drenched with a year’s rainfall in a few days

The Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM) core satellite data has been used to create a video showing the developing rainfall dumped on Yemen, the Gulf of Aden and the surrounding region in association with Cyclone Chapala

IMERG showed rainfall amounts between 127 mm to 380 mm over south central Yemen and along the coast to the east of where Chapala made landfall. Areas in eastern Yemen appear to have received at least 76 mm of rain. The highest total over Yemen was 398 mm.

Most of these totals are the equivalent of a year’s worth of precipitation or more. 

GPM is a joint missions between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA.

Bill Condie

Bill Condie

Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.

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