Monday, 16 January 2012

Climate of Faisalabad

During most months in an year the weather of the Faisalabad remains Hot. This is because it stands in the rolling flat plains of northeast Punjab, between longitude 73°74 East, latitude 30°31.5 North, with an elevation of 184 metres (604 ft) above sea level. The city approximately covers an area of approximately 830 square kilometres (320 sq mi), while the district covers more than 15,000 square kilometres (5,800 sq mi).There are no natural boundaries between Faisalabad and adjoining districts. The Chenab River flows about 30 km (19 mi) to the north-west while the River Ravi meanders about 40 km (25 mi) south-east of the city.

The lower Chenab canal is the main source of irrigation water, which meets the requirements of 80% of cultivated land. The soil of Faisalabad comprises alluvial deposits mixed with loess having calcareouscharacteristics, making it very fertile.Due to its high evapotranspiration, Faisalabad features an arid climate. The climate of the district can see extremes, with a summer maximum temperature 50 °C (122 °F) and a winter temperature of −1 °C (30 °F). The mean maximum and minimum temperature in summer are 39 °C (102 °F) and 27 °C (81 °F)respectively. In winter it peaks at around 21 °C (70 °F) and 6 °C (43 °F) respectively. The summer season starts from April and continues till October. May, June and July are the hottest months. The winter season starts from November and continues till March. December, January and February are the coldest months. The average yearly rainfall lies only at about 200 mm (7.9 in) and is highly seasonal with approximately half of the yearly rainfall in the two months July and August.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for giving good information about faisalabad

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  2. Any info about avrage evaporation rate in fsd

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  3. The surrounding countryside, irrigated by the lower Chenab River, produces cotton, wheat, sugarcane, vegetables and fruits. The city is an [industrial centre with major railway repair yards, engineering works, and mills that process sugar, flour, and oil seed. Faisalabad is a major producer of superphosphates, cotton and silk textiles, hosiery, dyes, industrial chemicals, beverages, clothing, pulp and paper, printing, agricultural equipment, and ghee (clarified butter).
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