Question

Why do western slopes of western Ghats receive orographic rainfall?

A

Due to facing slopes of the south west monsoon

B

Due to western disturbances

C

Due to tropical cyclones

D

Due to convectional rainfall

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Solution

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Correct option is A)

As the summer (wet) monsoons approach the West Coast of India, they rise up the western Ghats (mountains) and the air cools. This cool air is less able to hold moisture and it is released as rainfall. This is called OROGRAPHIC RAINFALL.

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