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Theoretical and Applied Climatology

, Volume 50, Issue 3–4, pp 205–212 | Cite as

On some characteristics of severe rainstorms of India

  • O. N. Dhar
  • S. Nandargi
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Summary

Detailed examination of daily rainfall data for India (and other relevant publications regarding severe rainstorms) show that during the last 110 years, the Indian region recorded 231 severe rainstorms. Of these, 27 were of 2-day duration and the rest (204) were of 3-day duration. Within a rainstorm, maximum rain fell on the 2nd day on 63% of occasions. It was also observed that the average raindepths obtained from slow moving rainstorms were greater in magnitude than those of fast moving rainstorms. All these rainstorms, during their movement through the country, had their rain centres at about 308 locations. This study has shown that only 19 locations recorded severe rainstorm centres on five or more occasions. Maximum number of rain centres recorded for one location was 13.

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India Climate Change Waste Water Water Management Water Pollution 
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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. N. Dhar
    • 1
  • S. Nandargi
    • 1
  1. 1.Indian Institute of Tropical MeteorologyPashan, PuneIndia

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