Wednesday, April 4, 2012

STH activities : An awareness program with school students and commencing "STH stormwatch"

After a bone-dry winter when there was no rain at all, on 03Apr2012 due to an upper air cyclonic circulation east of Darjeeling district, we had a smattering of rain all over the region. The intense thunderstorm activity resulted in welcome showers to quell the dust and perhaps recharge thirsty aquifers.
STH has since 03Apr2012 commenced our "Storm Watch" wherein we watch the weather development in the Bay of Bengal (since we are about to enter the Cyclone Season) and also we have started recording the rainfall in the three major towns (Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong) with our Automatic Rainfall Gauges (ARGs)
Rainfall in Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong on 03/04 Apr2012 :- 37mm, 6mm, 16mm respectively.

Praful Rao

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