Geography

Give a geographic reason for each of the following :
i. Kerala has the longest rainy season.
ii. The Konkan coast experiences orographic rainfall.
iii. The city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh has a higher range of temperature than that of Chennai in Tamil Nadu.


SOLUTION
i) Kerala has the longest rainy season because it lies in the extreme south of India and it is the first and last to see the monsoon.
ii) The Konkan Coast experiences orographic rainfall because the monsoon winds which blow over the Arabian Sea strike the western side of the Western Ghats resulting in heavy rainfall. By the time these winds reach the Eastern Ghats, they are already dry as they have already shed their moisture. 
iii) The city of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh lies in the interiors of the plain region. The plain regions experience continental type of climate with a wider range of temperature. Chennai, on the other hand is a coastal region and experiences moderate type of climate in which the range of temperature is low.
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