Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pattern Of Temperature

The annual range of temperature in India based on monthly means and exclusive of the high mountains of the north is as little as four degrees on the south-west coast at Trivandrum, and as high as 38 degrees in Punjab. As a rule, the range increases as one goes inland and northward. Generally the annual temperature occur the maximum in May, before the arrival of the cooling monsoon rains. A secondary maximum normally occurs from late July to September, after the rains subside. Expect in the high mountains, freezing temperatures are rare in India, occurring only in the northwest quarter in the country. The lowest average January temperatures are around 13 degree Celsius in Punjab. Morning frosts in that area are fairly common, however, and on rare occasions there is snow.

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