New Delhi, July 24 -- Mahabaleshwar, a popular hill station in Maharashtra's Satara district located in the Western Ghats, has recorded the highest ever rainfall a 24-hour period -- witnessing 60 cm between Thursday and Friday.

Recording 20cm or more in 24 hours is classified to be "extremely heavy" rain by India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Between 8.30 am on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday, Mahabaleshwar recorded rainfall which is three times that threshold.

Other parts of the west coast also recorded unprecedented rain and flooding during the past 24 hours . Scientists said recording such abnormally high amounts of rain in a short duration is an impact of climate crisis. But the impact of such prolonged and heavy rains is more over ...