Bihar Climate Maproom

A collection of interactive maps for assessing climate conditions and risks over Bihar, based on past and current IMD high-resolution daily rainfall and temperature data, and IRI seasonal climate forecasts.

Clicking anywhere on the maps brings up time series of chosen quantities at the district level.

    Maps of wet and dry spell characteristics. Click on map to plot a yearly time series for a district.
    Maps of hot, cold and growing degree day characteristics. Click on map to plot a yearly time series for a district.
    Maps of average rainy season onset date, computed using an agronomic definition, with user-defined parameters.
    Rainfall forecasts up to 7 months ahead, with forecast confidence expressed using tercile category probabilities.
    This seasonal forecasting system consists of probabilistic precipitation seasonal forecasts based on the full estimate of the probability distribution.
    Click anywhere over land on the map to see barplots of long-term-mean monthly precipitation, monthly average of daily maximum, minimum, and mean temperature.
    A map of Bihar showing (5-day) averaged rainfall amounts in near real time. Click on the map to see a time series for the current year.
    Maps of near-current Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) based on CPC data up to the previous month. Different precipitation accumulation periods (3, 6, 9, or 12-months) can be chosen.
    Seasonal forecasts of the Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI, for 3, 6, 9, or 12-month accumulation periods) based on GCM precipitation forecasts together with CPC precipitation data up to the previous month.
    This maproom shows how seasonal rainfall statistics, including dry and wet spells, have varied over the past 100 years, and what trends exist for Bihar districts.
    This maproom shows how temperature has varied over the past 100 years, and what trends exist for Bihar districts.