Monday, July 18, 2011

Kollur crosses 4000 mm rainfall in style & Cherrapunji falls further down the list.

The race to be the wettest place in India is something new because Its always been Cherrapunji always as Mawsynarm, Hulikal and Amboli are not readily available.

Rainfall in mm (01.06.2011 to 18.07.2011 - 48 days)
  1. Kollur, Karnataka - 4111
  2. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra - 3320
  3. Agumbe, Karnataka - 3258
  4. Sangameshwar, Maharashtra - 3007
  5. Kadra, Karnataka - 2885
  6. Cherrapunji, Meghalaya - 2828
  7. Quepem, Goa - 2765
Quepem rainfall data not available for one day when Goa got battered 17.07.2011. I think it would have also crossed Cherrapunji's tally.

The break up of Kollur Rainfall are as follows -

  1. 1000 mm - 15 days
  2. 2000 mm - 28 days (13 days for the 1000 mm)
  3. 3000 mm - 36 days (6 days for the 1000 mm)
  4. 4000 mm - 48 days (12 days for the 1000 mm)
  5. 5000 mm - ???? (I predict it will be less than 12 days)

1 comment:

  1. Dear Pradeep,
    SWM 2011 winds at levels 1.0-1.3km during JULY are active in Arabian Sea. That is why, the stations co located with Agumbe within 20-25km radius such as Kollur, Hulikal, Sithapura etc are receiving heavy rainfall. As pointed out by my friend Shri. Mruthunjya [Meteorologist, Bengaluru]'AGUMBE' is considered as representative station for those heavy RF stations located from coast to hills.
    Further the MASCARENE HIGH [MH] in the southern hemisphere [30 Deg S / 70 Deg E] is weak and cross equatorial flow is NOT so prominent along Somalia coast. or MH is weak and located north to the NORMAL position.The upper level winds will be strengthened in later weeks of JULY and early August to give a boost to monsoon activity.
    Owing to this reasons perhaps SWM winds with strength below 1.0km amsl in Arabian Sea is active and this gave copious rainfall in 14-15 deg parallel.

    [Reproduced from Pradeep's blog]