Sunday, November 2, 2014

Rainfall data Oct2014 : Darjeeling- Sikkim Himalaya

As can be seen from the above map, the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya is running 80% deficient in rainfall, the data for 3 stations is as follows :-
a. Kalimpong - 20mm (on 15Oct - a spillover from Cyclone 'HudHud'.)
b. Mangan (N Sikkim ) - 27mm
c. Darjeeling - 33mm

Monthly rainfall normal for the month of Oct in the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya as per IMetD  is 154.2mm (see here).
No rain, means no landslides but that also means less potable water and more forest fires during the many dry months ahead.

Praful Rao,
Dist Darjeeling

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