Mention the Areas that Receive Rainfall over 400cm and Areas that Receive less than 20 cm

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : August 25th, 2022

Mawsynram and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, parts of the western coast and northeastern India receive rainfall over 400 cm whereas Western Rajasthan, Northern Kashmir, Deccan Plateau, and Punjab receive rainfall less than 20 cm. Most parts of India, receive rainfall from June to September. But some parts like the Tamil Nadu coast receive rainfall between October and November.

Distribution of Rainfall in India

The monsoon in India arrives in between 100 and 120 days from early June to mid-September. The rainfall pattern of any area depends on pressure and wind system. Rainfall generally decreases from east to west in the Northern Plains. Check more information on rainfall distribution in India below:

  • Due to variations in temperature, there is variation in rainfall patterns in coastal areas.
  • The Western Ghats receives very heavy rainfall, more than 250 cm, early in the season.
  • Mawsynram in Meghalaya receives the highest average rainfall in the world. 
  • The north-eastern part of the country receives maximum rainfall.
  • Ganga valley witnesses a decrease in rainfall from the east to the west.
  • Parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan get scanty rainfall.

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  • Parts of the western coast and northeastern India, Mawsynram, and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya receive rainfall over 400cm in the country.

  • The areas that receive rainfall less than 20 cm are Western Rajasthan, Punjab, Northern Kashmir, and Deccan Plateau.

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