Define burst of monsoons. Give an account of the climatic conditions of the cold weather season in India.
Define burst of monsoons. Give an account of the climatic conditions of the cold weather season in India
Burst of Monsoons When monsoons arrive in India, the normal rainfall increases suddenly and continues constantly for several days. This is called ‘burst of monsoon’.
Climatic Conditions of the Cold Weather
(i) Cold weather season prevails from November to February.
(ii) The temperature decreases from South to the North.
(iii) Days are warm and nights are cold.
(iv) The North-East trade winds prevail over the country. These winds cause some amount of rainfall on the Tamil Nadu coast.
(v) The weather is marked by clear sky, low temperatures and low humidity and feeble, variable winds.
(vi) Low pressure systems originate over the Mediterranean sea and move into India, alongwith the Westerly flow.
They cause the much needed winter rains over the plains and snowfall in the mountains.