Geography

Write three differences between summer monsoon season and retreating monsoon season.


SOLUTION
Summer Monsoon:
  1. Summer monsoon winds blow from June to September.
  2. The direction of these winds is from South-West.
  3. They blow from sea to land and are moisture-laden winds.
  4. South-West winds bring heavy rainfall. This is a high temperature and high humidity season. The pressure is low on the land area and high over surrounding water bodies.
  5. During these months there is rainfall in the whole subcontinent.

Retreating Monsoon:
  1. These winds blow during October and November.
  2. The direction of these winds is from North East.
  3. These winds blow from land to sea.
  4. The temperature changes and the humidity remains high but rainfall decreases. It is a transition from rainy season to the cold dry winter season.
  5. The coastal areas of Tamil Nadu receive maximum rainfall from these retreating winds.
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