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The rainfall which is experienced by the Amazon river basin every afternoon is called the ______.

A

3 o'clock rainfall

B

4 o'clock rainfall

C

5 o'clock rainfall

D

6 o'clock rainfall

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4 o'clock rainfall

Convectional rainfall is common in the hot and wet tropical rain forests of central Africa, Amazon basin of South America and the islands of south-east Asia. In the late afternoon, the clouds burst into a heavy downpour, often accompanied by thunder and lighting. It usually occurs at about 4 pm, so convectional rain is called 'four o'clock rain' and occurs daily in the equatorial regions.

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