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India’s Monsoon On Track

August 16, 2019
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By Paul Homewood

 

From the Guardian:

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/14/india-flood-alert-monsoon-kerala

 

Unfortunately, as the Guardian states at the end of the article:

The monsoon rains are crucial to replenishing water supplies in drought-stricken India, but they kill hundreds of people across the country every year.

In fact the monsoon so far this is just around the average across India:

 

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http://mol.tropmet.res.in/

 

 

Inevitably there are regional variations. This summer, it is the south west, around Maharashta, which has borne the brunt of the heaviest rain. At the other end of the scale, Bengal has been relatively dry:

 

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http://mol.tropmet.res.in/seasonal-rainfall-map/

 

 

But back in 1911, nobody worried that there might be too much rain. Quite the contrary:

 

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The Lithgow Mercury – September 15th, 1911

3 Comments
  1. August 16, 2019 2:48 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.press.

  2. JimW permalink
    August 16, 2019 2:55 pm

    Looks like Kerala needs some rain from the colouring of the maps.

  3. MrGrimNasty permalink
    August 16, 2019 9:49 pm

    The BBC news channel weather forecasts have been going on about the heatwave in Japan for several weeks. 31C in Tokyo is pretty normal this time of year. They have had one day up to about 35C but most much lower. The weather man said a record had been smashed somewhere at about 38C – just a spot record somewhere and nowhere near the Japanese record. Climate reanalyzer has show a slight positive anomaly over Japan but nothing extreme.

    And then you get this in a sports report.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/triathlon/49355267

    “searing temperatures”
    “extreme heat”
    “soaring temperatures”
    A reference to last year’s heatwave.

    But it’s actually all pretty normal for Tokyo at their hottest part of the year!

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