What is the Burst of the Monsoon?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: November 9th, 2023

The Burst of the Monsoon can be defined as a sudden increase in normal rainfall that continues for several consecutive days. It is a sudden change from hot and dry to humid weather characterized by rainfall. The burst of monsoon is first observed over the Western Ghats of Kerala, the coastal state of India, thus making the region the first state in India to receive rainfall from the southwest monsoon.

The Burst of the Monsoon

Broadly speaking, monsoons are seasonal winds that change direction with the seasons. Monsoons are a dual system of seasonal winds as they begin their journey from sea to land in summer and from land to sea in winter.

The monsoon season lasts between 100 and 120 days, starting in early June and ending in mid-September.

Definition of Burst of the Monsoon

A monsoon “burst” occurs when normal rainfall suddenly intensifies upon its arrival and continues for several days without stopping.

The southern tip of the Indian peninsula witnesses the monsoon by the first week of June. Thereafter, it proceeds into two branches, namely the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea. The Arabian Sea branch reaches Mumbai after about ten days on about 10 June. The Bay of Bengal branch also moves rapidly and reaches Assam in the first week of June.

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