characteristic features of tropical monsoon type of climate?
Main characteristic features of the tropical monsoon type of climate are:
- In tropical monsoon type of climate, there are two dry seasons with low rainfall. For example in India, summers and winters are dry with only little rainfall. While northern parts of the country receive little rainfall during the summer season due to cyclonic depression, Tamil Nadu receives rainfall during winters. Rest of the country experiences hot and dry summers and cool and dry winters.
- There is a distinct rainy season with very high rainfall. During the monsoon season in India, many parts of the country receive rainfall as high as 200cm. However, some parts of the country like western Rajasthan, western Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana receive very little rainfall due to relief features.
- Rainfall in the tropical monsoon climate is seasonal in nature and is often irregular and uneven.
- There is high annual temperature (approx. 260C) in the tropical monsoon type of climate.