|Copyright: Musa M Ali (mamcg)
|Date Taken: 2016-09-27|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ70|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-09-30 7:41|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The average annual rainfall for Quetta is 212.9 millimetres (8.38 in). The city mainly receives rain from the west during the winter season, from November till the end March. In 2003, the city received light snowfall of 6 inches for the first time since the drought hit the province in 1998. In 2004 and 2005, Quetta received normal rains with snow falling two time in January 2004 and December, 2004 and light snow in 2005. While in 2006 Quetta received almost normal rainfalls although above normal rains in July and August. The rainfall in 2007 were also normal while received record breaking monthly rainfall of 61 millimetres (2.4 in) in June. In 2008 Quetta received normal rains with snow falling two times in January, and February. In 2009 Quetta received the heaviest annual rainfall since 2000, a total of 320.4 millimetres (12.61 in) of rain fell with no snow was recorded except the traces of snowfall in February. In 2010 the city received below normal rains of just 104 millimetres (4.1 in), the lowest since 2001.|
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