Saturday, September 11, 2010

Agumbe vs Hulikal - The wettest place in South India

Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk of Shimoga district is dubbed as the 'Cherrapunjee of the South'. But Cherrapunjee itself is no longer the wettest place on Earth. It lost its crown to Mawsynram, also in Meghalaya.

Only 5 places in India get above 750 cm rainfall. They are Cherrapunjee, Mawsynram, Agumbe, Hulikal & Amboli

In peninsular India its Agumbe which always takes the top spot. A new challenger in the form of Hulikal in Hassan District has been rumored to get more rainfall. A comparison of rainfall from 1955-1970 shows that there is nothing between the two places with Agumbe getting average rainfall 0f 799 cm while closely followed by Hulikal at 776 cm. But in terms of Intensity its Hulikal twice crossing 1200 cm mark in 1959 & 61. IMD has to publish these two stations data for the recent years through which a comparative study on these rain forest stations can be made.

1 comment:

  1. Bangalore, Mysore, Mandya recorded extremely low rainfall between june - september. Rainfall is just 250mm for 4months. Cities are in for water and power crisis.