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

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

Mawsynram and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, as well as parts of the western coast and northeastern India, receive more than 400 cm of rain, whereas Western Rajasthan, Northern Kashmir, the Deccan Plateau, and Punjab receive less than 20 cm. From June to September, most of India experiences rain. However, some areas, such as the Tamil Nadu coast, receive rainfall between October and November.

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

The monsoon season in India lasts 100 to 120 days, from early June to mid-September. The rainfall pattern in any area is determined by the pressure and wind system. Rainfall in the Northern Plains generally decreases from east to west.

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.

Read: Types of Rainfall

Distribution of Rainfall in India

The important facts about the distribution of rainfall in India can be found below:

  • Mawsynram in Meghalaya receives the highest average rainfall in the world.
  • The northeastern part of the country receives the maximum rainfall.
  • Ganga valley witnessed a decrease in rainfall from the east to the west.
  • Parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan get scanty rainfall.
  • Many things in India depend on the quantity and timing of rainfall. From festivals to agricultural activities are related to Rainfalls.

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