Thursday, May 5, 2016

Rainfall data of April 2016 for the Darjeeling - Sikkim Himalaya

April 2016 was a bone dry month for much of the Darjeeling - Sikkim Himalaya.
The precipitation that occurred was the result of western disturbances moving in from west to east at latitudes north of Darjeeling - Kalimpong axis. Hence the fact that Gangtok and North Sikkim had more than normal (123.7mm) rain whereas South/West Sikkim and Darjeeling district as a whole had deficient rainfall.
This deficiency resulted in major problems in the agriculture sector as well as caused severe shortage of potable water in Darjeeling district and South/West districts of Sikkim.
There were no landslides during this period.

Praful Rao,
Dist Darjeeling


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