Saturday, January 18, 2014

Dense fog with cold conditions in Badlapur 18-Jan-2014

Badlapur min temp 10.8°C which is lowest min temp for current season till today. Also Dense fog engulfed the city with visibility dropping to 50mtr from 5.30am to 8.30am period today.


India's Wettest Places - Hulikal, Karnataka - Series No.3

Whenever people in India ask for wettest / Rainiest places they only know Cherrapunji or Mawsynaram or Agumbe. In these series, you will come to various places which i have identified to be wettest places of India. This series will be published every weekly. If you are fan of Heavy Rains and want to know more than Cherrapunji. Please Read it. Its only a compilation of data from various sources / articles / research materials.

Hulikal is a village located in the Hosanagara taluk of the Shimoga district in the Indian state of Karnataka and is known for its heavy rainfall. It is situated in the dense forests of the Western Ghats. Hulikal is heaven for nature lovers because the place is ultimate package of unlimited natural beauty. The real beauty of Hulikal can be seen only during in rainy season when small waterfalls come alive during monsoon. These waterfalls take birth during rainy season and vanish after the monsoon. Most of the waterfalls are beside the highway.  These temporary waterfalls do not have any name and they are very easily accessible. Here rains pour throughout the day without a break. Dense forests, small and attractive waterfalls provide rich treat to the eyes of those who pass through the road.

Heavy Rainfall
Hulikal has been receiving more rain than Agumbe (which is called as wettest place in Karnataka) in most of times. In the rainfall recorded in the last 23 years, Hulikal has recorded the beaten Agumbe in 18 years barring 1995, 1996, 2003, 2005 and 2008. Hulikal has also received more number rainy days than Agumbe between 2008 and 2013. No doubt Hulikal is wetter than Agumbe. There are also other places which get heavy rainfall. One of which is Masthikatte, it sometimes receives more rainfall than Agumbe. The other places are Mani Dam and Yadur. While the Hulikal annual rainfall is over 8000 mm. Masthikatte annual rainfall is around 7700 mm. Mani Dam and Yadur gets around 6700 mm rainfall. These 4 places together makes it one of the wettest stretch in India or even in the world.

For Photos, vidoes and Rainfall data in Hulikal, Masthikatte, Mani Dam and Yadur visit the full article in the link below