“There is a great variation in the amount and type of precipitation in India.” Justify the statement.
"There is a great variation in the amount and type of precipitation in India." Justify the statement
There are variations not only in the forms and types of precipitation but also in its amount and the seasonal distribution. Such as
(i) In the upper parts of the Himalayas,
precipitation occurs most likely in the form of snowfall, whereas it rains over the rest of the country.
(ii) Parts of Western coast and North-Eastern India receive over about 400 cm of rainfall annually, e.g. Meghalaya. On the other hand, some regions like Ladakh, Western Rajasthan, parts of Gujarat and the Leeward side of Western Ghats receive rainfall less than 10 cm annually.
-Thus, it can be concluded that there is a great variation in the amount and type of precipitation in India.