Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 14, ISSUE 86, September-October 2014 |

Predicting Heavy Rainfall during Cyclones

 Heavy rainfall due to cyclones can cause debilitating floods in coastal regions and in some instances in interior regions too. The daily probable maximum precipitation (PMP) over the coastal districts of India (Fig. 1) indicates that the entire coastal belt is prone to extremely heavy rainfall, the extent varying from district to district. [caption id="attachment_1400" align="aligncenter" width="1051"] Fig. 1: Daily probable maximum precipitation (PMP) over coastal districts of India[/caption]   Heavy rainfall climatology TCs have caused heavy flooding on many...

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