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LocationEdit

Sriharikota is partly located in Sullurpeta mandal and partly located in Tada mandal in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh and separates Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal[2] The nearest town and railway station is Sullurpeta which is 20 km from Sriharikota. It is 105 km north of Chennai city. It has elevation of 1 meter

Demographics and historyEdit

Sriharkota island is a space city located at Pulicat Lake on the Bay of Bengal. Telugu is the official language. The large number of scientists, engineers and other personnel live in the ISRO space centre, who come for a living.

ClimateEdit

The climate of Sriharikota is tropical wet and dry (Aw; bordering on As) in the Köppen–Geiger climate classification system. Sriharikota has hot summers and mild winters. Summers can reach up to 38 degrees Celsius, while winters can reach down to 20 degrees Celsius. Since Sriharikota is only 105 km north of Chennai, its climate is similar to that of Chennai.

Climate data for Sriharikota
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.6
(85.3)
31.5
(88.7)
33.6
(92.5)
36
(97)
38.8
(101.8)
38
(100)
35.6
(96.1)
35.2
(95.4)
34.5
(94.1)
32.3
(90.1)
29.6
(85.3)
28.8
(83.8)
33.6
(92.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 24.6
(76.3)
26
(79)
28.1
(82.6)
30.9
(87.6)
33.4
(92.1)
32.8
(91.0)
31
(88)
30.7
(87.3)
30
(86)
28.3
(82.9)
26
(79)
24.6
(76.3)
28.9
(84.0)
Average low °C (°F) 19.7
(67.5)
20.6
(69.1)
22.7
(72.9)
25.8
(78.4)
28
(82)
27.9
(82.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.2
(79.2)
25.6
(78.1)
24.4
(75.9)
22.4
(72.3)
20.2
(68.4)
24.2
(75.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 25
(1.0)
11
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
15
(0.6)
58
(2.3)
95
(3.7)
137
(5.4)
182
(7.2)
197
(7.8)
274
(10.8)
325
(12.8)
179
(7.0)
1,503
(59.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 1m[3]

ReferencesEdit

 
Pulicat Lake near Sriharikota
  1. ^ [1] Srīharikota Island. (2011). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.
  2. ^ [2] Pincode and Map Location of SRIHARIKOTA RANGE, NELLORE District, ANDHRA PRADESH State-Source Pincode locator
  3. ^ "Climate: Sriharikota - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 31 October 2013.

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