Rainfall Trend Analysis of Various Districts of Haryana, India

  • Deeksha MalikEmail author
  • K. K. Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 30)


The study attempts to explore rainfall pattern characteristics in the Haryana region during (1997–2014) Kharif season. In this work, daily and seasonal variations of rainfall along with the determination of dry spells (interval between two wet spells of 7 days magnitude with at least 25 mm of rain) and wet spells (a period of number of consecutive days on each of which precipitation exceeding a specific minimum amount has occurred) during the specified time period have been studied. Mann–Kendall test is applied to detect trend and Sen’s slope estimator is for the determination of slope. Results demonstrate that monthly maximum and total rainfall have positive trend and there is a strong spatial relationship in their variability. The increase of monthly precipitation is mainly associated with the increase of frequency and intensity of heavy precipitation during Kharif season. The variation of precipitation is likely to increase flood and drought risk.


Rainfall Trends Dry spells Wet spells MK test Sen’s slope estimator 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIT KurukshatraKurukshetraIndia

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