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 Where does the south-west monsoon occur in India?


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  • Winds that give maximum rainfall to India are south-west monsoon. These winds bring rains towards the end of the summer due to high pressure built in the Indian Ocean. As they enter India they divide into branches.
  • The Arabian Sea Branch of the Southwest Monsoon first hits the Western Ghats of the coastal state of Kerala, India, thus making this area first to receive rain from the south-west monsoon. This branch of the monsoon moves northwards towards western side.
  • Bay of Bengal branch of south-west monsoon reaches north-east of India.

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