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Spatial and Temporal Variability of Summer Monsoon Rainfall from the Period of 1971 to 2011 over Maharashtra State, India

Golekar R. B., Patil S. N., Jadhav Arjun, Patil Santosh, Pawar Someshwar


This paper presents the results of an analysis of the decadal rainfall and rainy days from the period of 1971 to 2011 over Maharashtra, a state in India, during the summer monsoon season. Long term rainfall and rainy days data collected (1971–2011) over 35 districts of the Maharashtra state to understand the spatio-temporal variability. The long term analysis point of view decadal average rainfall and rainy days has been calculated. Variation of decadal rainfall and rainy days for the four monsoon months is analyzed. This study will be useful for agricultural planning, water resources management and other societal applications over different districts of the Maharashtra state. 

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