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Give an account of weather condition and characterstics of the retreating monsoon
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Yogita Ingle 1 month, 2 weeks ago

  • This is the transition period during the months of October and November.
  • With the apparent movement of the Sun towards the south, the low pressure trough over the northern plains becomes weaker. This is gradually replaced by a high pressure system.
  • The south-west monsoon winds weaken and start withdrawing gradually.
  • By the beginning of October, the monsoon withdraws from the northern plains.
  • The months of October and November form a period of transition from hot rainy season to dry winter conditions.
  • When monsoons retreat, skies get clear and the temperature rises.
  • While day temperatures are high, nights are cool and pleasant. The land is still moist.
  • Owing to the conditions of high temperature and humidity, the weather becomes oppressive during the day. This is commonly known as October Heat.
  • The low pressure conditions get transferred to the Bay of Bengal by early November.
  • The cyclonic depressions originate from the Andaman Sea and cause heavy and widespread rains on the eastern coast.
  • These tropical cyclones are often very destructive and affect the coast of Odisha, West Bengal and Bangladesh.

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