Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Jun2010 rainfall analysis.

For the second consecutive monsoon month (ie May and June 2010) we have received deficient rainfall in the district - even though with the deficiency has reduced from 43% (see here) to 25% thanks to the rainfall towards the month end.
What is evident, is that in all the three towns we have received no rain (or had only a trace) for roughly half the month (ie17days) and the trend is to have sharp peaks of high intensity rainfall - which is bad news for us because it is just this sort of extreme event which triggers off landslides.
The month's rainfall data from 3ARGs at Darjeeling, Kurseong and Kalimpong is placed below:-

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