Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kollur still leads the rainfall table ahead of Cherrapunji

The most important thing about Kollur (Karnataka) rainfall is that it has got above 1cm rainfall from the day monsoon set in. It has got above 10 cm rainfall for 13 days and between 7-10 cm rainfall for 11 days.

The stars of Maharashtra, Gaganbawada is nearing Cherrapunji which has got (-1335 mm) rainfall less than the average. While Sangameshwar has gone above Agumbe which has got (-399 mm) rainfall less than the average and Kadra is also in striking distance of overtaking Agumbe, which has lost the Cherrapunji of South title to Hulikal, which is also located in Karnataka.

Top 5 SWM from 01.06.11 to 12.07.2011 (43 days)

  1. Kollur, Karnataka - 3424 mm
  2. Cherrapunji, Meghyala - 2607 mm
  3. Gaganbawada, Maharashtra - 2447 mm
  4. Sangameshwar, Maharashtra - 2322 mm
  5. Agumbe, Karnataka - 2302 mm
  6. Kadra, Karnataka - 2220 mm

The lead between Kollur and Cherrapunji is extending day by day. Its now at 817 mm.


rajesh said...

Sure Pradeep. As per the figures you put up, Kollur is racing ahead, way and out ahead of C'Punji.
Gaganbavda may too beat C'Punji,this season ??
C'Punji seems to be lagging , but can u see any reason for this ??

Pradeep said...

No idea why Cherrapunji or Agumbe is getting less rainfall.

While Places like Kollur, Gaganbawada, Sangameshwar and Kadra which all have average rainfall of 5000 cm are getting extraordinary rainfall.

Cherrapunji Annual rainfall of 481 cm so far is not that bad.

While Matheran, Buxaduar, Passighat, Mahabaleshwar and Bhira all have got less than average rainfall

I dont have theory why one heavy rainfall town is getting less rainfall compared to other heavy rainfall town.

Kaneyen said...

Dear Pradeep & Rajesh,
You may aware that climatologically SWM will be active along 15 Degree latitude. Further it may be noted that Arabian Sea branch is always dominant during SWM period. Similarly the Bay branch of SWM is relatively weak during this SWM 2011. Perhaps this may be the reason why the traditional rainfall strongholds are not achieving goals this year. Moreover JULY is the representative month for SWM rainfall and still there is time for traditional RF stations to show their strength.