The Zen of rain gauges

If rain gauges don't capture rainfall, did it really rain?

Leh, in northern India, lies within a rain shadow region of the Himalayas.  There was a freak cloudburst (rainfall on the order of 100mm/hr) there earlier this month that caused mudslides and hundreds of fatalities, but it was so localized that the weather station in Leh recorded just 13 mm of rainfall!  As far as the records are concerned, there was no cloudburst, just normal rainfall (monthly rainfall in August averages 15 mm).

1 comment:

  1. Northern India lies in the shadow of rainfall,to overcome the the predicted rain many people use Rain Guages....