Monsoon Arrives in India Approximately in?

By Mandeep Kumar|Updated : August 26th, 2022

(1) Early May

(2) Early July

(3) Early June

(4) Early August

Monsoon arrives in India approximately in Early June. The duration of the monsoon in India is between 100- 120 days, from early June to mid-September. In the first week of June, the monsoon arrives at the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. 

Monsoon Arrival in India

As discussed, the monsoon arrives in India in early June. Subsequently, it reaches the Arabian Sea branch and the Bay of Bengal branch. By mid-June, the monsoon arrives over Saurashtra-Kuchchh and the central part of the country. The monsoon arrives in India in early June because:

  • The low-pressure condition over the northern plains will intensify by early June.
  • Thus, the trade winds of the southern hemisphere are attracted.
  • The southeast trade winds originate over the warm subtropical areas of the southern oceans.
  • They enter the Indian peninsula as a southwest monsoon by crossing the equator.

From June to September mid, India enjoys the monsoon and receives heavy rainfall. Sometimes, due to the increased amount of rainfall, a few parts get flooded. Mostly, plain areas get affected due to this. Apart from all this, some states have excellent rainwater harvesting system that helps them to use rainwater. Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh are some examples of states who are doing the rainwater harvesting.

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FAQs on Monsoon Arrival in India

  • Monsoon arrives in India in early June. Its duration is from early June to mid-September i.e. between 100 and 120 days. Due to this, few part of India get flood and some states collect the rain water to use that according to their use.

  • The seasonal reversal in the wind direction during a year in India is referred to as a monsoon. It is derived from the Arabic word ‘mausim’ which literally means season.

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