Rainfall and Weather

Rainfall

The average rainfall of Yavatmal District is 911.34 mms. In  Rabi cultivation is said to   have decreased partly because of the uncertainty of the rainfall in recent years. On the other hand it is said that a heavy rainfall would injure or even ruin cultivation in some parts of the District , and that some villages in Pusad taluka formerly went out of cultivation from this cause. The rainfall of the last 12 years has certainly been enough when it has come at favourable times. The 25 years average gives 6 inches in June, 12 in July, 8 in August, 7 in September, 2 in Octomber and less than 1 in each of the other months. There is no observatory in the District. Yavatmal us higher and cooler than Amravati or Akola, but is not as cool as Buldhana. There is generally a breeze in the hot weather, so that the nights are cool. The District has rather a bad name for fever.

Climate

The climate of the district is in, general hot and dry with moderately cold winters. The year may be divided into four seasons. The hot season begins in March and extends up to the first week of June. This is followed by the south west monsoon season which last up till the end of September, October and November constitute the post monsoon season and is followed by the cold season which last up till February.

Most of the total annual rainfall is reserved during the south west monsoon season. The rainfall is not uniform in all parts of the district. Wani in the eastern part of the district receives 1,125 mm of rain and Darwha in the western, part of the district receives 889 mm of rain Yavatmal in the central portion of the district receives 1099.5 mm of rain. In general, the amount of rainfall increase as one proceeds from west to east.

The summer season from March to May is one of continuous rise in both day and night temperature. May is generally the hottest month of the year with the mean daily maximum temperature at about 42 C with the on set of the south west monsoons there is an appreciable fall in temperatures and the weather becomes pleasant. With the withdrawal of the monsoon day temperature increase slightly while night temperature progressively decrease. From about the end of November both day and night temperature fall rapidly and December is usually the coldest month of the year with the mean daily minimum temperature at about 13 C. The cold waves over northern India sometimes affect the district and the minimum temperature may drop to about 5 C.

During the South-west monsoon season the air is humid and the skies are heavily clouded to overcast. During the rest of the year the air is generally dry and the skies are clear or lightly clouded. Winds are generally light to moderate with some increase in force in the latter part of the summer season and the monsoon months.

Daily Rainfall

Tehsilwise as well as Circlewise daily rainfall in the district is maintained since long back. Various reports can been seen here. Rainfall occurred in the district since last few years are also maintained. For this purpose you may click this Link.