Amagaon

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Amagaon
Village
Amagaon is located in Karnataka
Amagaon
Amagaon
Amagaon is located in India
Amagaon
Amagaon
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 15°07′N 74°36′E / 15.117°N 74.600°E / 15.117; 74.600Coordinates: 15°07′N 74°36′E / 15.117°N 74.600°E / 15.117; 74.600
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Belgaum
Taluks Khanapur[1]
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Amagaon is a village in Belgaum district in the southern state of Karnataka, India. Amagaon nestles in the dense forests of the Western Ghats in the Khanapur taluk of Belgaum district and is known for its heavy rainfall. It is known to get over 10,000 mm annual rainfall occasionally and the average annual rainfall is around 9000 mm. The surroundings of the village located in the Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary which has been declared as protected area for its medicinal plants. It is also called as Cherrapunji of South India [2]

Amagaon in Khanapur taluk of Belgaum district has reached the magical figure of 10,000 mm annual rainfall twice in the last six years (2006–11). Thrice in the last six year (2006–11), Amgaon has received more rain than Agumbe and Hulikal.

A comparison of rainfalls for between Agumbe, Hulikal and Amagaon for the "Cherrapunji of South India" title is given in Table 1.[3]

Climate[edit]

Amagaon experiences a Tropical monsoon climate under the Köppen climate classification.

Climate data for Amagaon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.9
(85.8)
31.2
(88.2)
33.1
(91.6)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
28.2
(82.8)
26.4
(79.5)
26.4
(79.5)
27.6
(81.7)
29.5
(85.1)
29.6
(85.3)
29.4
(84.9)
29.86
(85.75)
Average low °C (°F) 16.4
(61.5)
17.5
(63.5)
20.0
(68)
22.0
(71.6)
22.6
(72.7)
21.7
(71.1)
21.2
(70.2)
20.9
(69.6)
20.6
(69.1)
20.3
(68.5)
18.7
(65.7)
16.9
(62.4)
19.9
(67.83)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
112
(4.41)
749
(29.49)
2,750
(108.27)
1,140
(44.88)
728
(28.66)
76
(2.99)
25
(0.98)
0
(0)
5,580
(219.68)
Source #1: DES[4]
Source #2: Climate-Data.org[5]

Table 1: Comparison of rainfalls for Agumbe, Hulikal and Amagaon for some years.

Year Hulikal Rainfall (mm) Agumbe Rainfall (mm) Amagaon Rainfall (mm)[6]
2013 9,383 8,770 8,440
2012 8,409 6,933 5,987
2011 8,523 7,921 9,368
2010 7,717 6,929 10,068
2009 8,357 7,982 -
2008 7,115 7,199 -
2007 9,038 8,255 -
2006 8,656 8,457 -

Note: Amagaon has got over 10,000 mm annual rainfall twice in the five years (2006-2010). The exact amount of rainfall is not available.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile at onefivenine.com retrieved 1 July 2012
  2. ^ a b Amagaon is now Cherrapunji of South
  3. ^ Hulikal in Shimoga district is wettest in State - Today's Paper - The Hindu
  4. ^ "DES" (PDF). DES. Retrieved 7 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "CLIMATE: AMAGAON". Retrieved 18 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Amagaon has got over 10,000 mm annual rainfall twice in the five years (2006-2010). The exact amount of rainfall is not available. See Amagaon is now Cherrapunji of South from DeccanHerald.com accessed 23 March 2013