Monday, June 21, 2010

Rainfall analysis 01- 20 Jun2010 (Darjeeling district)

Average monthly rainfall for the month of June (source) : 495mm
As we move into the third week of Jun2010, the rainfall we have received is well below the average rainfall (see IMD chart above) - yet we have had 3 fatalities in Kalimpong (see here)  and at least 3 major landslides on NH (National Highway) 31A (see here) which links Siliguri-Gangtok and NH55 (Siliguri-Darjeeling) - see here.
Besides this I know that Sikkim has had its own share of landslides which have disrupted water supply to the capital and roads

Praful Rao

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