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.