why is Shillong rainier than Kolkata

Q- Why is Shillong rainier than Kolkata?
Answer- Shillong is rainier than Kolkata because of the following reasons:

  1. Shillong is located on the 1500 metres high Meghalaya plateau. A sub-branch of the Bay of Bengal branch strikes it directly. Here the Garo, Khasi hills capture the clouds like a funnel and cause heavy rains.
  2. The Bay of Bengal bramch of S.W monsoons approaches Shillong bout a week before it touches Kolkata. So, the early start of monsoons giver Shillong more rainfall.

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