This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...mitigated by the damp easterly winds that are felt intermittently several weeks before the rains, and bring an occasional thunder-storm. But ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 Excerpt: ...mitigated by the damp easterly winds that are felt intermittently several weeks before the rains, and bring an occasional thunder-storm. But the highest afternoon temperatures are generally reached in May, during intervals of fine weather. The mean maximum of the year is 105, and no reading so high as 110 has been recorded at either station during the last 9 or 10 years. The mean lowest of the year is 45 at Durbhanga and 40 at Purneah; a difference probably depending on some local peculiarity of position, possibly on the fact that the Durbhanga observatory is in the immediate neighbourhood of a large tank, while that of Purneah is far from any water expanse. It may be owing to the same fact that the diurnal range of temperature at the Durbhanga observatory, at all times of the year, is several degrees less than at Purneah. The mean annual humidity, however, is the same at both places, viz. 71 per cent of saturation. The rainfall of Purneah, owing to its more easterly position, is one-fourth greater than that of Durbhanga, the former being 64 inches, the latter 47i. As already remarked, the rainy season begins earlier and ends some weeks later than in the Upper Provinces, and the September rainfall is but little if at all less than that of July and August. From the middle of October to the end of May, at Durbhanga, the average monthly rainfall varies from O'l to 0'6 inch only; but at Purneah the fall of April already exceeds 1 inch, and that of May averages between 3 and 4 inches, being distributed over 6 rainy days. On the mean of the year it rains on 66 days at Durbhanga, on 88 at Purneah, and in the wettest of the last 15 years there were 86 rainy days at the former and 112 at the latter. In respect of rainfall, therefore, there is a considerable differen...
A Practical Guide to the Climates and Weather of India, Ceylon and Burmah and the Storms of Indian Seas, Based Chiefly on the Publications of the Indian Meteorological Department
by Henry Francis Blanford
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