CLIMATE OF HOOGHLY

       Hooghly has a tropical savanna climate.  The annual mean temperature is 26.8C, although monthly mean temperatures range from 16C to 33C and maximum temperatures in Hooghly often exceed 38C.  The main seasonal influence upon the climate is the monsoon.  Maximum rainfall occurs during the monsoon in August and the average annual total is above 1,500mm.  Moderate northwesterly to northeasterly winds prevails for most of the year with a high frequency of calms.  Summer is dominated by strong southwesterly monsoon winds.  Winters are comfortable with temperatures lying between 11 to 17C.

Monthly Rainfall in the District of Hooghly

   Milimetre

 

 

ACTUAL

Month

Normal

1993

1994

1995

1996

1997

January

8

2

13

14

20

80

February

16

1

53

49

35

31

March

29

54

25

4

5

110

April

44

70

71

4

88

103

May

118

72

67

102

66

179

June

256

243

285

179

242

131

July

316

257

288

368

223

417

August

278

343

49

268

541

342

September

287

419

72

384

119

222

October

139

106

50

94

106

40

November

28

13

3

155

0

1

December

4

0

0

0

0

11

Total for the year

1523

1580

1176

1621

1445

1605

   

Average Rainfall of Last 10 Year

YEAR

RAIN FALL
2000 1656.1 mm.
2001 1164.8 mm.
2002 1386.7 mm.
2003 1273.8 mm.
2004 1234.0 mm.
2005 1224.7 mm.
2006 1132.6 mm.
2007 1625.8 mm.
2008 1470.5 mm.
2009 1289.5 mm.
2010 1078.8 mm.
AVERAGE RAINFALL OF LAST 5 ( FIVE) YEARS 1374.0 mm.

 

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