Magazine Articles | Weather n Climate | VOL. 15, ISSUE 93, November-December 2015 |

India’s Weather Extremes

India is a land with a unique climatic regime, that includes, two monsoon seasons (south-west and north-east); two cyclone seasons (pre- and post-monsoon cyclone seasons); hot weather season characterised by severe thunderstorms, dust storms and heat waves; and, cold weather season characterised by violent snow storms in the Himalayan regions, cold waves and fog. Since agricultural output in India is primarily dependent on rainfall, the variability in rainfall-particularly the monsoon rainfall during June to September (June-July, August-September- JJAS) that occurs...

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