Monday, December 31, 2012

December weather trend in Kathmandu in recent years

Unlike previous two months, December 2012 remained moderate. The daily mean and minimum temperature was in average for the month compared to those in recent years.

The first 10 days of the month saw unusually warmer days, that was very much similar to December in 2008. Dec 8th recorded the highest minimum temperature of 9.4°C. Day time maximum temperature was above the comfort temperature zone of 18°C for twenty-five days, where as twenty-two days saw minimum temperature at 5 or below 5°C. Similarly, Dec 4 was the warmest day with daytime max with 21.6°C, and the 31st was the coldest with the minimum of 1.3°C. On the other hand, Dec 21th was the coolest day - the mercury could not rise beyond 16.6°C on this day.

Past thirty years data shows the average monthly rainfall in the month of December is 15.1mm. However, expect for the 3.6mm of rainfall in December in 2009, in recent years, the month of December remained totally dry. This year also, Kathmandu did not receive any rain at all in December.

Below comparison of December 2012 weather trend to past five years trend.

Daily averages

Daily Max

Daily Min

December averages and extremes

Number of warm and cold days

data: Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, World Meteorological Organization,

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