What are the variations in precipitation in India?
- There are variations not only in the form and types of precipitation but also in its amount and the seasonal distribution.
- Precipitation is mostly in the form of snowfall in the upper parts of the Himalayas but it rains over the rest of the country.
- The annual precipitation varies from 400 cm in Meghalaya to less than 10 cm in Ladakh and western Rajasthan.
- Most parts of the country receive rainfall from June to September but some parts like the Tamil Nadu coast gets most of its rains during October and November.