Does anyone know a source for rainfall data. I am looking for the monthly data for the last 2 years, not just the general climate monthly averages.
This has to be the most rainfall in all the years.
I'd have prayed to the rain gods for a few day-long showers like this during the drought years. But now it's all got a bit much. My neighbourhood even has green grass now!!
Me too! I remember a few years back when we had the drought, I was happy when it rained on for days. But THIS is ridiculous!
Friend of mine who translated a book by a Frenchman who was in Yunnan in 1870-72 says the author wrote that one year it rained 100 days straight. He entered the country from the Changjiang (Yangtse) in the far north, came to Kunming, traveled around Yunnan a bit (left the country into Viet Nam), so I'm not sure where he saw all this. However, he reported flooding in Kunming.
Despite this, I reckon we're seeing the effects of global climate change at the moment.
So if its your friend, Alien, Liu at Mandarinbooks said around 2009 its soon translated. Sounds like a 'bar friend'. Will it ever come out? This is the Rocher book right.
Indeed, the Rocher book in English, Liu still claims it is in the works.
10 years now. Wouldnt bet high on this. In fact, someone else could start translating it - it will be a success.
Kunming Meteorological Bureau in Chengong
Thanks. It is a pity that the data for rainfall is incomplete.