Important Facts About Monsoon in India

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Meaning of Monsoon

The word Monsoon is believed to be derived from the Arabic word Mausim, meaning a shift in wind or season.

What causes Monsoon?

It is a seasonal wind shift over a region which causes heavy rains.

Rainy Season in India

The period June to September is referred to as the 'Southwest Monsoon' period, principal rainy season for the Indian subcontinent.

Types of Monsoon In India

Mainly there are 2 types of Monsoon, Southwest Monsoon from June to Septemper & Retreating Monsoon from October to Novermber.

Onset of Monsoon in India

The monsoon rains arrive over Kerala coast in the South India around June 1, marking an initiation of India’s summer rainy season.

How Monsoon Covers Entire India?

Southern India is covered in 1st week of June, then progresses towards the North and covers half of the country’s landmass by mid-June and entire India by mid-July.

Which Crops are Grown in Monsson?

Sowing of summer crops like rice, cotton, cane and soybean in done during rainy season.

Festivals during Monsoon in India?

Festivals like Teej, Puri Rath Yatra, Ganesh Chaturthi, Raksha Bandhan, Onam etc are some of the major festivals celebrated during the season of monsoon in India.

Fun Fact

Lightening generally do not occur during the active phase of the monsoon season.

Which state doesnt receive Monsoon during this period?

Tamil Nadu is the only state that doesn't receive these rains due to its position, it gets rainfall iduring retreating monsoon(Oct-Nov)

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