A storm that hit French capital Paris on Sunday night, July 9, 2017 dumped 49.2 mm (1.9 inches) of rain within 60 minutes, flooding streets, homes and metro stations within minutes. It was the city’s heaviest July rainfall since records began in 1880.
According to data provided by Meteo France, heavy rain began at 21:00 CET (19:00 UTC) and continued to fall heavily on Monday. By 22:00 CET, Paris received 49.2 mm (1.9 inches), breaking the previous July record of 47.4 mm (1.84 inches) per hour set on July 2, 1995.
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