The nearly half an inch of record-break rain fell throughout the Bay Area on Tuesday in San Francisco.

The rainfall on Tuesday was the highest ever recorded for June 28, or at least since the daily tallies first were made in 1849, local TV channel reported.

Downtown San Francisco had received 0.37 inches of rain by noon, breaking a record which was set on June 28, 1952, when 0.22 inches of rain  was recorded in the city, National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Anderson said. San Francisco had received 0.78 inches of rain by 4 p.m.

Deke Arndt, the chief of the climate monitoring branch at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Data Center, said this year was among the top 11 rainiest springs in Northern California, the Bay Citizen reported.

The moisture due to rainfall in San Francisco could help reduce the risk of wildfires in the region.

The farmers in the South Bay were facing problems due to the unseasonable rain and cool temperatures.