Q- What is the variation of annual precipitation in India?
Answer- India is a large country which has a monsoon type of climate. The annual precipitation of India varies from region to region and from time to time.
The monsoon of India varies a big difference from one region to other. For example In Meghalaya the rainfall occurs about 400 cm and Beside this region in Rajasthan and Ladakh receives about 10 cm rainfall. This is a very big variation of annual precipitation in India.
The precipitation of India mainly or directly depends on the monsoon or rainfall in India.
The main characteristics of monsoon rainfall in India are as follows:
1. The normal rainfall suddenly increases, around the time of its arrival and continues regularly for several days. This is called the “Burst” of the monsoon.
2. The rainfall is unevenly distributed across the country.
3. The monsoon arrives at the southern tip of Indian Peninsular generally by the first week of June month.
4. The duration of monsoon varies from 100 to 120 days from early June to mid-September.
5. They are distinguished from the pre-monsoon showers because of their increase in rainfall amount and regularly.