Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Will Kollur cross the 10000 mm rainfall mark in 2011 - List of places other than Cherrapunji & Mawsynram which has achieved the feat is given below

As i was wondering whether Kollur which is having a amazing run of rainfall 4452 mm (from 01.06.2011 to 21.07.2011 - 51 days) from others places in 2011 is an one off event, whether there are other places which has got Extraordinary Rainfall (10000 mms in a year) previously. I have excluded Cherrapunji and Mawsynarm from the list since its routine for them to achieve 10000 mm every year . Mostly the data were only available upto the year 1970. Kindly provide me other instances where it has crossed 10000 mm/year

1. KOTTIGEHARA (KARNATAKA)
  • 1961 - 11363 mm (This includes an mind boggling 3046 mm rainfall in 11 days starting from July 1st to July 12. During July, 1961 Kottigehra got 5776 mm rainfall in one month)
2. HULIKAL (KARNATAKA)
  • 1959 - 12137 mm (During July, 1959 Hulikal got 5027 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1961 - 12720 mm (During July, 1961 Hulikal got 4234 mm rainfall in one month)
3. AGUMBE (KARNATAKA)
  • 1961 - 10527 mm (During July, 1961 Agumbe got 3592 mm rainfall in one month)
4. MATHERAN (MAHARASHTRA)
  • 1921 - 10294 mm (Starting from July 22 to August 21, Matheran got 5693 mm in one month. This includes 485.9 mm on July 23 and followed by 657.4 mm on July 24)
5. SHIRALI (KARNATAKA)
  • 1976 - 10316 mm (During July, 1976 Shirali got 4206 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1978 -11381 mm (During June 1978 Shirali got 4439 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1980 - 11180 mm (During June 1980 Shirali got 3779 mm rainfall in one month)
  • 1981 - 11477 mm (During June 1981 Shirali got 4121 mm rainfall in one month)
6. BUXADUAR (WEST BENGAL)
  • 1921 - 10004 mm (During July, 1921 Buxaduari got 3267 mm rainfall in one month)
6. MAHABALESHWAR (MAHARASHTRA)
  • 1896 - 10221 mm

Other places such as Amboli, Vythri, Maya Bandar (9720 mm in 1980), Quilandy, Gaganbawada, Bhagamandala, have got between (8000-10000 mm) rainfall occasionally

4 comments:

NT said...

Very insightful and interesting blog.

Ganesh said...

Excellent data.Never knew Matheran has received over 1000 cms in a year.

rajesh said...

Mahableshwar has recorded 10221 mms in 1896.

KARTHIK NARAYAN said...

Great compilation pradeep.. keep up the good work :)