Sriharikota
town
Sriharikota
Sriharikota
Coordinates: 13°43′04″N 80°12′00″E / 13.7178°N 80.2000°E / 13.7178; 80.2000Coordinates: 13°43′04″N 80°12′00″E / 13.7178°N 80.2000°E / 13.7178; 80.2000
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictNellore District
Elevation
1 m (3 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
PIN
524124
Vehicle registrationAP

Sriharikota is a barrier island off the Bay of Bengal coast located in the Shar Project settlement of Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh, India. It houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, one of the two satellite launch centres in India (the other being the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram). Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launches satellites using multistage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota.[1]

Location

Sriharikota Island

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 16 km west of Sriharikota. A 16 km elevated road connects Sriharikota to the mainland. It is about 70 km north of Chennai city. It has elevation of 1 meter

Climate

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]

References

Pulicat Lake near Sriharikota
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.