Dalhousie, India

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Dalhousie
Hill station
Dalhousie is located in Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie
Dalhousie
Dalhousie is located in India
Dalhousie
Dalhousie
Coordinates: 32°32′N 75°59′E / 32.53°N 75.98°E / 32.53; 75.98Coordinates: 32°32′N 75°59′E / 32.53°N 75.98°E / 32.53; 75.98
CountryIndia
StateHimachal Pradesh
DistrictChamba
Elevation
1,970 m (6,460 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total7,051
 • Rank25 in HP
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
176304
Telephone code+91 1899
Vehicle registrationHP-47

Dalhousie is a hill station in Chamba district, in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated on 5 hills and has an elevation of 1,970 metres above sea level.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Dalhousie Town was named after The Earl of Dalhousie, who was the British Governor-General in India while establishing this place as a summer retreat.[2]

Climate[edit]

Dalhousie has a humid subtropical climate. Late summer and early spring see torrential rainfall due to monsoonal influence. The city sees over 90 frost days per year and 20-30 snowy days.

Climate data for Dalhousie, India (1961–1990, rainfall 1951–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
29.4
(84.9)
30.7
(87.3)
32.6
(90.7)
34.4
(93.9)
35.5
(95.9)
32.8
(91.0)
28.4
(83.1)
28.0
(82.4)
27.9
(82.2)
25.7
(78.3)
23.9
(75.0)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) 11.5
(52.7)
12.7
(54.9)
17.3
(63.1)
21.3
(70.3)
24.9
(76.8)
26.6
(79.9)
23.6
(74.5)
22.7
(72.9)
22.8
(73.0)
22.0
(71.6)
17.8
(64.0)
14.4
(57.9)
19.8
(67.6)
Average low °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
2.7
(36.9)
6.3
(43.3)
10.5
(50.9)
13.8
(56.8)
16.2
(61.2)
15.7
(60.3)
15.5
(59.9)
13.9
(57.0)
10.9
(51.6)
6.9
(44.4)
4.4
(39.9)
9.9
(49.8)
Record low °C (°F) −8.6
(16.5)
−8.0
(17.6)
−1.2
(29.8)
0.6
(33.1)
2.0
(35.6)
8.0
(46.4)
8.3
(46.9)
11.1
(52.0)
8.0
(46.4)
−2.2
(28.0)
0.1
(32.2)
−8.0
(17.6)
−8.6
(16.5)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 155.1
(6.11)
122.2
(4.81)
155.7
(6.13)
96.2
(3.79)
62.5
(2.46)
130.8
(5.15)
588.0
(23.15)
573.2
(22.57)
245.7
(9.67)
73.0
(2.87)
37.7
(1.48)
70.9
(2.79)
2,311
(90.98)
Average rainy days (≥ 2.5 mm) 6.5 5.9 6.5 5.3 4.2 6.4 18.3 19.8 8.8 2.7 1.8 3.4 89.6
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 72 67 64 57 50 54 78 85 79 70 70 68 68
Source: India Meteorological Department[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gopal, Madan (1990). K.S. Gautam (ed.). India through the ages. Publication Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. p. 177.
  2. ^ "Dalhousie: perfect summer getaway". Bangalore Mirror. 4 March 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2010. Retrieved 1 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Climate of Himachal Pradesh" (PDF). Climatological Summaries of States Series - No. 15. India Meteorological Department. January 2010. pp. 36–42. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 February 2020. Retrieved 8 March 2020.

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