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Monsoon refers to seasonal prevailing winds in regions of South and South East Asia, blowing from the direction of the southwest between the months of May and September and bringing heavy rainfalls or from the northeast between October and April. Two types of monsoon are:

Summer Monsoon

The summer monsoon happens between April and September. It is usually associated with heavy rainfall. After the end of the winter, warm and moist air from the southwest Indian Ocean blows toward countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. This monsoon brings a humid climate and torrential rainfall to these areas. 

Retreating Monsoon

At the time of the October-November month, the southwest monsoon winds become weaker and start to retreat from the skies of north India. This phase is known as the retreating monsoon. The climate at the time of retreating monsoon, skies become clearer and clouds disappear. Severe tropical cyclones emerge from the Bay of Bengal.

Summer and Winter Monsoon

Summer and Winter Monsoon

Difference between Summer and Retreating monsoon

 

Summer Monsoon 

Retreating Monsoon

1.In summer monsoon winds blow from June to September.In retreating monsoon winds blow from October and November.
2.Moist wind blowsDry wind blows
3.Heavy rainfall occurs.Moderate or no rainfall occurs.
4.It brings rain to almost all parts of the country.It brings rain to only a few coastal regions.
5.Higher temperature with higher humidityHigher temperature with lower humidity.
6.the direction of these winds is from the southwest.the direction of the wind is from the northeast direction.
7.They blow from sea to land.These winds blow from land to sea.

Related Links

  1. Monsoon in India
  2. Southwest Monsoon and Northeast Monsoon
  3. Characteristics and Effects of Monsoons in India
  4. Burst of Monsoon and Break of Monsoon

FAQs On Summer Monsoon and Retreating Monsoon

Q 1. What is the difference between a summer monsoon and a retreating monsoon?

Answer-

The summer monsoon is from June to September and retreating monsoon occurs from October to November.

Q 2. How is monsoon season different from retreating monsoon?

Answer-

Monsoon season is hot and wet and is from June to September and retreating monsoon is cold and dry from middle of September to November.

Q 3. Write the characteristics of the monsoon.

Answer-

  •  The monsoon arrives after the summer season.
  • Monsoons blow from cold to warm regions.
  • There are large scale sea or ocean breezes during the monsoons.
  • Monsoon brings the heavy rain and usually it happens from June to September. 

Last Updated : 21 Jan, 2024
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