Rainfall and other forms of Precipitation

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December 13, 2019 A study highlights the need to scale down the export of rice, maize, buffalo meat and other items to conserve groundwater in India.
A farmer uses a hosepipe to irrigate crops at her farm in Nilgiris mountains, Tamil Nadu (Image: Hamish John Appleby for IWMI, Flickr Commons, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
December 6, 2019 Dr. Aradhana Yaduvanshi, a hydro meteorologist at WOTR, talks to us about what current research on global warming shows, and possible adaptation and coping mechanisms.
Flooding in Mumbai during the monsoons (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
December 4, 2019 The 2015­-2018 drought, the longest, but less severe of droughts experienced by India raises alarm on the negative effects of future droughts on water security in the country.
India will see more droughts in the future. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
December 2, 2019 A study highlights the barriers to harnessing India's potential for wind energy.
Windmills in Karnataka, India. Picture credit: India Water Portal
November 13, 2019 News this week
A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
November 6, 2019 The number of people vulnerable to floods triggered by climate change by 2050 is triple that of previous estimates, according to a new study.
Aerial view of Chennai during floods 2015 (Image: Veethika, Wikimedia Commons, CC-SA 4.0 International)
Rainfall data
(not verified) posted 1 week 6 days ago

When will you upload the rainfall data in the site ?

Rainfall Data for India
(not verified) posted 1 week 6 days ago


I wrote to you regarding the data, can you help me in finding the rainfall data of India?

Thank you!

Rainfall data
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I want to get the rainfall data for the last 20 years for Cherrapunji and Mawsynram. How would I able to get it?

Harnessing runoff to cope with droughts in South India
With north east monsoon playing truant, understanding the reasons for droughts in South India is crucial. Can harnessing runoff help to cope with the increasing dry spells that south indian cities are facing? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 2 weeks 3 days ago

The years 2016 to 2018 saw a major drought in the South of India due to low winter rainfall from the northeast monsoon – rainfall crucial for water availability, agriculture and livelihoods for the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

The scramble to collect water: Can it be prevented? (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Need rainfall data of East Kachchh
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Need rainfall taluka-wise data of East Kachchh

Regarding the Meteorological datasets
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Dear Sir/Madam,

Need Rainfall data for Karnataka state
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I want to download rainfall data for the state of Karnataka from India water portal for my research work but currently it is showing that data is not available. Can you please inform me when will this data is available on the portal.

Hourly rainfall data for Chiplun city located in Ratnagiri district
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Respected Sir/Madam.

I am in a need of data of hourly rainfall data for Chiplun city, which is in Ratnagiri District State of Maharashtra.

When monsoon plays truant!
While the intensity of monsoon is predicted to increase, the accompanying hot and dry extremes due to temperature rise will greatly threaten food production in India, warns this study. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

A recent study by the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) found that very few (less than 4 percent) of Indian farmers have adopted sustainable agricultural practices and systems.

When monsoon plays truant (Image Source: India Water Portal flickr photos)
Indian Rainfall data
(not verified) posted 1 month 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your service in providing different datasets, currently data has not been available on your website, we badly need Indian monthly rainfall data especially from South India. My student will finish his M.Sc. project work next month, he needs this data. Can I send the detailed location and length of the data. Thanks in advance.