Malenadu

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Malenadu

Malnad
Malenadu region shown in Green
Malenadu region shown in Green
Country India
State Karnataka
RegionMalnad
DistrictsShivamogga, Sringeri, Uttara Kannada, Chikmagalur, Hassan, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada, Udupi district.
Languages
 • OfficialKannada
 • RegionalHavyaka Kannada, Tulu, Konkani, Kodava, Are Bhashe
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Malenadu is a region in the state of Karnataka in India. Malenadu covers the western and eastern slopes of the Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountain range, and is roughly 100 kilometers in width. It is situated between Coastal Karnataka and Bayaluseeme regions of Karnataka.

Climate and rainfall statistics[edit]

Malenadu Region in Karnataka is known for its abundant rainfall and rich existence of flora and fauna. Western ghats act as the rain barrier during south-west monsoon season. This region is one of the wettest regions in the world where the rainfall measurements had overflown over 7000mm whereas Cheerapunji and Mawsynram at average receives about 11,000mm of rainfall per year.

The following were the top 5 places that captured rainfall record statistics [2010-2017][1][2][3][4]

Rank Hobli/Village District Taluk Year Rainfall in mm Elevation in metres
1 Amagaon Belgaum district Khanapur 2010 10,068 785
2 Mundrote Kodagu district/Coorg District Madikeri 2011 9,974 585
3 Hulikal Shimoga district Hosanagara 2013 9,383 614
4 Agumbe Shimoga district Thirthahalli 2013 8,770 643
5 Kokalli/Kakalli Uttara Kannada Sirsi 2014 8,746 780


The table below is comparison of rainfalls for between Agumbe in Thirthahalli taluk in Shimoga district, Hulikal in Hosanagara taluk in Shimoga district, Amagaon in Khanapur Taluk in Belgaum district and Talacauvery in Madikeri taluk in Kodagu district, Kokalli of Sirsi Taluk ,Nilkund of Siddapur Taluk, CastleRock of Supa(Joida) Taluk in Uttara Kannada District to show which one can be called the "Cherrapunji of South India".[5]

Year Hulikal Rainfall (mm) Agumbe Rainfall (mm) Amagaon Rainfall (mm) Talacauvery Rainfall (mm)[6] Kokalli Rainfall (mm) Nilkund Rainfall (mm) Castle Rock Rainfall (mm)
2017 5,700 6,311 4,733 5,859 3130 4981 5560
2016 5,721 6,449 4,705 5,430 2682 4655 4968
2015 6,035 5,518 4,013 5,319 2730 4367 3667
2014 7,907 7,917 5,580 7,844 8746 6710 5956
2013 9,383 8,770 8,440 8,628 4464 7082 3667
2012 8,409 6,933 5,987 5,722 5036 5398 6165
2011 8,523 7,921 9,368 6,855 4437 6593 7083
2010 7,717 6,929 10,068 6,794 4002 - -
2009 8,357 7,982 - - - - -
2008 7,115 7,199 - - - - -
2007 9,038 8,255 - - - - -
2006 8,656 8,457 - - -[7][8] - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rainfall Statistics for Kokalli (Ajjimane)" (PDF). DES Karnataka.
  2. ^ "Rainfall Statistics for Amagaon" (PDF). DES Karnataka.
  3. ^ "Rainfall Statistics for Mundrote" (PDF). DES Karnataka.
  4. ^ "Rainfall Statistics for Agumbe and Hulikal" (PDF). DES karnataka.
  5. ^ Hulikal in Shimoga district is wettest in State from TheHindu.com accessed 23 March 2013
  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
  7. ^ "Govt of Karnataka Rainfall Statistics (Kokalli)" (PDF). DES.
  8. ^ "Rainfall Statistics of Karnataka". DES Karanataka.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°10′N 75°30′E / 13.167°N 75.500°E / 13.167; 75.500