Monday, April 30, 2012

All India Rainfall Toppers from 01.01.2012 to 30.04.2012

The rainfall figures given are in mm (Top 25 places - minimum 400 mm upto 30.04.2012)
  1. Cherrapunji (Megahlaya) - 1417
  2. Anini (Arunachal Pradesh) - 1140
  3. Tuting (Arunachal Pradesh) -1080
  4. Silchar (Assam) - 870
  5. Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh) - 730
  6. Piravom (Kerala) - 680
  7. Manali (Himachal Pradesh) - 610
  8. Car Nicobar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) - 590
  9. Gangtok (Sikkim) - 580
  10. Kochi AP (Kerala) - 532
  11. Kanjirappally (Kerala) - 530
  12. Passighat (Arunachal Pradesh) -530
  13. Tadong (Sikkim) - 510
  14. Nancowry (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) -490
  15. Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh) - 450
  16. Punalur (Kerala) - 433
  17. Kailasahar (Tripura) - 430
  18. Dibrugarh  (Assam) - 420
  19. Perunchani Dam (Tamil Nadu) - 400
  20. Kalpa (Himachal Pradesh) - 400
  21. Shillong (Meghalaya) - 400
  22. Pechiparai Dam (Tamil Nadu) - 400
Other places may also have obtained more rainfall than the station quoted above. 

After last year's epic rainfall race for being the wettest places during South West Monsoon. I have compiled a poll for viewers and rain followers voting for the season 2012. The link to the polls is here Poll code. The 2011 rankings can be found here - 2011 SWM rainfall rankings

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Anini & Tuting crosses 1000 mm rainfall for the year ahead of Cherrapunji.

The rainfall figures given are in mm (Top 20 places - minimum 300 mm upto 22.04.2012)
  1. Anini (Arunachal Pradesh) - 1020
  2. Tuting (Arunachal Pradesh) -1010
  3. Cherrapunji (Megahlaya) - 750
  4. Manali (Himachal Pradesh) - 590
  5. Car Nicobar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) - 570
  6. Gangtok (Sikkim) - 510
  7. Silchar (Assam) - 510
  8. Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh) - 440
  9. Nancowry (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) -440
  10. Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh) - 420
  11. Passighat (Arunachal Pradesh) -390
  12. Kalpa (Himachal Pradesh) - 380
  13. Kanjirappally (Kerala) - 350
  14. Piravom (Kerala) - 350 
  15. Perunchani Dam (Tamil Nadu) - 330
  16. Bhuntar (Himachal Pradesh) - 310
  17. Pechiparai Dam (Tamil Nadu) - 300
  18. Srinagar - (Jammu & Kashmir) - 300
  19. Kailasahar (Tripura) - 300
Other places may also have obtained more rainfall than the station quoted above. 

After last year's epic rainfall race for being the wettest places during South West Monsoon. I have compiled a poll for viewers and rain followers voting for the season 2012. The link to the polls is here Poll code. The 2011 rankings can be found here - 2011 SWM rainfall rankings

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Places which gets 5000 mm rainfall in a year & Wettest place in each state of India


As regards India, the southwest monsoon is the heavy rain season lasting from June through September. Rainfall is measured on a daily basis at about 6000 stations and measurements at many stations are available for over 100 years. As of 1962, the available mean annual rainfall records (IMD, 1962) for several stations in India indicate that there are only 14 stations which receive mean annual rainfall in excess of 500 cm. Of these, 10 stations are located in the Western Ghats and the other four in northeast India. The maximum mean annual rainfall recorded in India is 1141 cm at Mawsynaram in Khasi Jaintia hills. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram in Khasi Jaintia hills are world's highest rainfall areas. Agumbe in the Western Ghats has an annual maximum rainfall of in South India.

Apart from the 14 stations which receive 5000 mm rainfall, i have done research which took me nearly 3-4 weeks to obtain authenticated data from various sources to see whether other places that receive 5000 mm apart from IMD’s 14 places and in the process have uploaded the state wise rainfall record holders. This report will be updated often and popped up as soon as i get more data from public.

State Wise Rainfall toppers in mm

Meghalaya
  1. Mawsynram – 11410
  2. Cherrapunji – 10870
  3. Jowai - 6080
 Karnataka
  1. Hulikal - 8070
  2. Agumbe - 7640
  3. Amgaon - 7500-8500
  4. Talacauvery ~ 7500
  5. Kudremukh  - 7000
  6. Kollur- 6500-7500
  7. Kodachadri  Hills - 6500-7500
  8. Gavali - 6611
  9. Bhagwathi - 6000 - 7000
  10. Bilegal - 6000 -7000
  11. Nellibeedu  - 6000-7000
  12. Bhagamandala - 6230
  13. Malleswara - 6000 
  14. Castle Rock - 5978
  15. Gaganmola - 5750
  16. Pullingoth -5940
  17. Nilkund - 5500 
  18. Akheti - 5192
  19. Makut - 5060
  20. Kundar - 4988
  21. Karkala - 4827
West Bengal
  1. Neora - 6350
  2. Paren - 6109
  3. Chel - 6096
  4. Makrapara - (5500 - 6000)
  5. Ambiok - 5640
  6. Chuapara - 5500
  7. Kuapani - 5432
  8. Gish - 5385
  9. Buxa Duar - 5323
  10. Samsing - 5161 
  11. Gorubathan - 5059
  12. Margarets Hope - 5028
  13. Meteli - 5002
  14. Hasimara - 4859
  15. Kurseong - 4800
  16. Mahaldhiram - 4800
  17. Raimatang - 4570
Maharashtra -
  1. Dhamanohol - 8255 *
  2. Amboli – 7732
  3. Tamini Ghat– 6511
  4. Tilari Ghat – 6500 – 7000
  5. Angiwade - 6366
  6. Bhimashankar – 6000 -7000
  7. Dudhkheda – 6350
  8. Koyna - 6315
  9. Kitwade - 6308
  10. Shirshingi - 6241 
  11. Mahabaleshwar - 6230
  12. Gaganbawada – 6210
  13. Mulshi Dam – 5500-6500
  14. Vaibhavwadi – 5913
  15. Dajipur - 5822
  16. Dukanwadi - 5710 
  17. Nerur - 5671
  18. Sonat - 5669
  19. Kankavali - 5485 
  20. Hardkhala - 5353
  21. Dasve - 5334 *
  22. Kati - 5323 
  23. Ghonsari - 5214
  24. Matheran -5170
  25. Tilariwadi - 5133
  26. Phondaghat - 5036
  27. Sangulwadi - 5024
  28. Nardave - 4990 
  29. Kumbhi – 4985
  30. Chatav - 4959
  31. Koyna Dam – 4952 
  32. Het - 4935
  33. Awlegaon - 4811
  34. Digawade - 4761 
  35. Pratapgad - 4743
  36. Lonavala - 4700
  37. Shivdav - 4674 
  38. Virdi - 4637
  39. Talere - 4614
  40. Lajul - 4569
  41. Kasari - 4560
  42. Kakewadi - 4556 
  43. Pimplas - 4550 
  44. Dhangarwadi - 4525 
  45. Karak - 4520
  46. Tarandale - 4500
  47. Karambavne - 4500
  48. Prabhanvalli - 4500
  49. Shirgaon - 4500
Arunachal Pradesh
  1. Ipingo - 5400
  2. Denning - 5280
  3. Anini - (5000-6000)
  4. Italin - 5000
  5. Tidding - 4996
  6. Elopa - 4800
  7. Anelih -4600
  8. Dunli - 4500
  9. Khuppi - 4376
  10. Tezu - 4400
  11. Passighat - 4330
  12. Gerukamukh - (4000-5000)
  13. Pathalipam - (4000 - 5000)
Kerala
  1. Walakkad - 8000-9000
  2. Poochippara - 7000-7500
  3. Mavattom - 6073
  4. Silent Valley - 6000
  5. Neelikkal - 5500
  6. Karingad - 4918
  7. Neriamangalam - 4507
  8. Sairandhri - 4500 - 5000
  9. Kutiyadi - 4166
  10. Peermade - 4000
  11. Vythiri - 4000
  12. Ponmudi - 4000
Tamil Nadu
  1. Chinna Kallar - 4650
  2. Devala - 4120
  3. Sholayar - 3707
  4. Upper Kodayar -  3660
  5. Anaimalai - 3523
  6. Kakachi - 3500- 4000
  7. Valparai - 2883 
  8. Siruvani - 2775
  9. Naduvattam 2558
  10. Upper Bhavani - 2390
  11. Gudalur - 2291
Goa
  1. Valpoi - 4132
  2. Sanguem - 3617
  3. Quepem - 3573
  4. Ponda - 3320
  5. Mhapsa - 3031
  6. Madgaon - 2928
  7. Panaji - 2860
  8. Mormugao - 2709

Assam
  1. Dibong – 3860
  2. Jiadhol - 3500
  3. Silchar – 3300
  4. North Lakhimpur – 3270
  5. Tipkai - 3264
  6. Jinari – 3050
  7. Lohit - 2991
  8. Dhubri – 2850
  9. Dibrugarh - 2670
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  1. Port Blair – 3130
  2. Mayabunder – 2800-3200
  3. Long Island – 2700 -3000
  4. Hut Bay – 2700 -2900
  5. Car Nicobar – 2730
Mizoram
  1. Saiha - 3000-4000
  2. Lunglei - 3500
  3. Mamit - 3000
Sikkim
  1. Gangtok - 3804 
  2. Dikchhu - 3480
  3. Singhik - 3480
  4. Mangan - 3306
  5. Rongli - 3207
Manipur 
  1. Tamenglong - 3135
  2. Tinsong - 3080
  3. Jiribam - 2871
Himachal Pradesh
  1. Dharamsala  - 3660
  2. Palampur - 2560
  3. Dalhousie - 2310
  4. Jogindernagar - 2230
  5. Chamba - 2000
  6. Kangra - 1960
  7. Nahan - 1910
Gujarat
  1. Kaprada - 2950 
  2. Saputara - 2900
  3. Girnara - 2900
  4. Mandva - 2900
  5. Madhuban - 2800
Tripura
  1. Kamalpur  - 2885
  2. Kailasahar - 2450
  3. Agartala - 2180
Uttrakhand
  1. Rajpur  - 3007
  2. Nanital - 2549
  3. Narendranagar - 2449 
  4. Mussoorie - 2470
  5. Dehradun - 2270
  6. Munsiyari - 2150
  7. Kashipur - 2122 
  8. Raipur - 2097
  9. Kharsali - 2093
  10. Kathgodam - 2092
  11. Tanakpur - 2050
  12. Pantnagar - 2035 
  13. Ukhimath -2001
  14. Haldwani - 2000
  15. Sonprayag - 2000
Nagaland
  1. Wokha - 2123
  2. Mongkolemba - 2013
  3. Mon  - 1893
  4. Sechu - 1853
Orissa
  1. Simlipal - 2200
  2. Sambalpore - 1750
  3. Balasore  - 1666
  4. Bhubaneswar - 1570
  5. Koraput - 1551
  6. Paradip - 1521
  7. Cuttack - 1513
Jammu & Kashmir
  1. Sonemarg - 1710
  2. Reasi - 1668
  3. Udhampur - 1510
  4. Poonch - 1468
Lakshwadeep 
  1.  Kavaratti - 1665   
  2. Minicoy - 1638
  3. Amini Devi - 1539
 Chhattisgarh
  1. Jagaldalpur - 1560
  2. Pendra - 1340
  3. Raipur  - 1288
Madhya Pradesh 
  1. Jabalpur  - 1380
  2. Hoshangabad - 1270
  3. Bhopal - 1260
Andhra Pradesh
  1. Vepada - 1318
  2. Komarada - 1283
Punjab
  1. Chandigarh - 1070
  2. Ballowal Saunkhri - 1025
  3.  Hoshiarpur - 1000
Harayana
  1. Karnal - 814
  2. Rohtak - 730
* (2005-2007 average) 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

All India Rainfall Toppers - 01.01.2012 to 08.04.2012

The rainfall figures given are in mm (Top 20 places - min 200 mm)
  1. Anini (Arunachal Pradesh) - 720
  2. Car Nicobar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) - 530
  3. Manali (Himachal Pradesh) - 520
  4. Tuting (Arunachal Pradesh) - 480
  5. Cherrapunji (Megahlaya) - 470
  6. Nancowry (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) - 360
  7. Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh) - 360
  8. Kalpa (Himachal Pradesh) - 350
  9. Bhuntar (Himachal Pradesh) - 270
  10. Passighat (Arunachal Pradesh) -250
  11. Hut Bay (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) - 240
  12. Kavali (Andhra Pradesh) - 233
  13. Piravom (Kerala) - 230
  14. Srinagar - (Jammu & Kashmir) - 210
  15. Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) - 210
  16. Silchar (Assam) - 200
  17. Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh) - 200
  18. Pechiparai Dam (Tamil Nadu) - 200
  19. Perunchani Dam (Tamil Nadu) - 200
  20. Gangtok (Sikkim) - 200
Other places may also have obtained more rainfall than the station quoted above. 

After last year's epic rainfall race for being the wettest places during South West Monsoon. I have compiled a poll for viewers and rain followers voting for the season 2012. The link to the polls is here Poll code. The 2011 rankings can be found here - 2011 SWM rainfall rankings