IMPORTANCE OF THE TOWN
The Jolarpet Municipality is familiar with a famous Railway Junction which connects karnataka and Kerala States. Near by Hill station is Elagiri, it is a Tourism place.
The Municipality was constituted for this town on 1971 and has been elevated to 3rd grade with effect from 01.07.2004. The present Municipal area covers 13.06 Sq.Km. The Municipality comprises or revenue villages of Vakkanampatti, Ediyampatti, Ossinattam Vattam, Kudiyana Kuppam. As per 2001 census the town contains a population of 27167. The Municipal council consists of 18 councilors out of which, 6 are reserved for women and another 1 for Schedule Castes.
Jolarpet is a third grade municipality in vellore district. It is located at 80 Km East from Vellore, 7 Km West from the Tirupathur. Regarding transportation linkage, the State Highway-18 passes through this town and other two roads originating from the centre of town. Jolarpet is in Tirupattur Taluk and it has Railway Junction.
Almost whole of the Jolarpet Municipality consists of flat terrain. The general slope is towards south east and the small streams that rise in Elagiri hills situated in the west eventually fall into Palar river. The topography of Jolarpet in plain and is situated at an altitude of 186.75 Metres above mean sea level. The wind direction is predominant towards south west in the whole of the year. However, during summer it is from south west to north east.
CLIMATE AND RAINFALL
The seasonal climate conditions are moderate. Weather is colder during winter and hotter in summer due to hills and forests surrounding the town. The seasons are classified as follows.
|Cold Weather||Mid December to end of February|
|Hot Weather||March, April and May|
|South West Monsoon||June to mid October|
|North East Monsoon||Mid October to mid December|
The average maximum and minimum temperature are 42° C and 13° C respectively. The town is having maximum rainfall of 35cm, 37cm during the September, October and November. Light moderate rainfall of 10cm to 32cm occurs during the months of June, July & August.
The Wind direction during April to September is southwest. September is usually a still cold month, with light and varying winds by October the winds shifts to northeast succeeded by North-East monsoon and winter season begins. The South-West wind begins to carry on the southwest monsoon with occasional showers up to August.