Climatic And Geographical Features

CLIMATE

Dholpur experiences quite variations in its seasons. It is quite hot in summers while cold in winters. Dholpur recorded highest temperature at 50 °C on June 3, 1995.  The hottest months are May and June, which mark the oppressive summer season. Temperatures in summers are normally higher than 40 °C. Coldest months are  December and January where temperatures sometimes reach near-zero and subzero levels. The lowest recorded temperature is -4.3 °C on January 29, 1990.

 

GEOGRAPHICAL AND PHYSICAL FEATURES

The geographical coordinates for Dholpur (Dhaulpur) are 26° 42' 0" North, 77° 54' 0" East. Total area of Dholpur district is 3,034 sq. kilometers. The Chambal River forms the southern boundary of the district, across which lies the state of Madhya Pradesh. All along the bank of the Chambal River the district is deeply intersected by ravines; low ranges of hills in the western portion of the district supply quarries of fine-grained and easily worked red sandstone.

Range of sand stone hills runs from Dholpur town in a south western direction attaining at one place on attitude of 356.91 Meters above sea level. The land in Dholpur  district is fertile and rises from alluvial plain near the level. Hills and broken grounds characterize almost the whole territory, along the velly of the Chambal as irregular  and lofty wall of rocks separate the land on the river from the uplands. 

 

RAINFALL STATUS

District Dholpur - Comparative statement for the past 10 years 

Sl. No.

Rain gauge station name

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

upto August 12 2014

1

Dholpur

602.7

721.0

268.2

620.0

1319.6

522.0

978.0

751

728

1145

474

2

Saipau

460.0

631.0

372.0

357.0

804.0

456.0

693.0

646

744

882

310

3

Rajakhera

921.0

701.0

374.0

475.0

1080.0

533.0

798.0

610

839

996

320

4

Bari

610.0

584.5

484.0

598.0

1044.0

496.0

712.0

633

834

1115

471

5

Baseri

551.0

595.0

429.0

472.0

1093.0

488.0

566.0

658

1167

1176

666

6

Sarmathura

378.0

417.0

268.0

337.0

900.1

583.0

691.0

483

801

1092

368

Average

587.1

608.3

365.9

476.5

1040.1

513.0

739.7

630.2

852.2

1067.7

434.8