Monsoons in India is currently going on, and we are here to present you all some less known facts associated with it. Monsoon is quite important for various places in India which are totally dependent on the rain water especially Mumbai. Agriculture and drinking water are two one of necessary things that totally depends on monsoon in almost all areas of the country. The source of the hydroelectric power, water for irrigation, maintaining life stock and human life all are done with the help of monsoon water.
Let’s See Some Less-Known Facts About Monsoons In India:
1. The term ‘monsoon’ doesn’t mean rain, actually, it refers to the strong winds that blow from cold to hot places. The term ‘monsoon’ comes from the Arabic word ‘mausim’ which means a season or a shift in the wind flow.
2. During summers when the central and northern parts of India get very hot, monsoon (actually winds) blows over the Indian Ocean towards these areas. On the way, they absorb water from the Indian Ocean, and once they reach the southern tip of India they hit the mountains. That is when the splash of water begins.
3. Lightning strikes about 5,00,000 times during the monsoon as per the scientific facts. Lightning is termed as one of the main natural calamities in India, resulting in 1,755 deaths per year.
4. India’s very first rain weather forecast was made on 4th June 1886. From 1871 till 2017, rains have been normal 98 times, while there were 25 drought years.
5. Rains are a seasonal change in the direction of the prevailing wind. This wind shift typically brings about a marked change in local weather. Monsoons are often associated with rainy seasons in the tropics (the areas of Earth within 23.5 degrees latitude of the equator) and the subtropics (areas between 23.5 and about 35 degrees latitude, both north and south).
6. The term ‘Monsson’ was first got used in English in British India (now India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan) and neighboring countries to refer to the big seasonal winds blowing from the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea in the southwest causing heavy rainfall to the area.
7. Monsoons in India have a great impact on 850 million people dependent on farming, which contributes 16-17 percent to India’s GDP. The monsoon is defined as the real ‘Real Finance Minister’ by most of the strategist of the finance sector.
8. Rains in southwest arrives in two branches: the Bay of Bengal branch and the Arabian Sea branch. The latter stretches towards low-pressure area over Thar desert and is approximately three times stronger than the Bay of Bengal Branch.
9. Monsoon betting market in India is worth Rs. 25000 crore, although it’s totally illegal. Bookies give their predictions by following the forecast of Colaba Weather Bureau and International Meteorological Charts.
10. The unexpected summer rains , which provides a total of the 80% of the total rainfall, is witnessing disturbing changes due to global warming.
11. During the rainy season, it’s not uncommon to see a mouse on the back of the Frog. They do this to escape the floodwaters, as frogs ferry them to a place of safety.
12. rains during summers in India represents one of the most dramatic seasonal weather changes in the world. Even a slight shift in its pattern can lead to drought or floods and have real implications on food production.
These are few amazing facts about Indian Monsoon. Everyone gets excited for the monsoon to start from farmers to each individual who loves rainy season. Go out and enjoy this joyful season. Till then, keep reading and don’t forget to subscribe and share our page.