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Varanasi is on the bank of the river Ganges, nearly in the middle of the valley, halfway between Delhi and Calcutta, 25° north of the equator. Mean maximum temperatures reach 42.8° C (109° F) in May, and mean minimum temperatures drop to 8.3° C (47° F) in January. Humidity is about 30% in May but over 80% in July, August, and September, which have wet-bulb temperatures around 26.7° C (80° F) and seven eighths of the annual rainfall of a little under 1.3 m (50 in.). There are three seasons: a dry, scorching summer; a muggy rainy season; and a
Seasonal Variations in Body Fluids and Electrolytes.. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:809. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-91-5-809_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(5):809.
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