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Climatic Conditions

Climate

The district enjoys confortable temperature throughout the year; not very hot in summer and not very cold in winter. Over-all the climatic condition of the district is healthy and tropical. The whole district is under the influence of the monsoons characterised by hot and humid rainy seasons during the summer, and cool and dry seasons during the winter. Temperature ranges from minimum of 5°C to maximum of 36°C. The district gets rainfall from the South-West monsoon. With high average annual rainfall, Meghalaya as a whole including the East Garo Hills district, is the wettest place on earth. The average annual rainfall data for the years 2001-2014 are given below.

Rainfall

Total Rainfall (in mm)
2001 - 2014
Williamnagar Centre Year Rainfall
(in mm)
2001 2813
2002 3954
2003 3820
2004 3837
2005 3611.71
2006 2098.42
2007 3888.95
2008 3316.57
2009 3137.37
2010 3182.9
2011 1737.4
2012 3098.5
2013 2603.5
2014 3225.78
Source:- District Agriculture Officer, Williamnagar.