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Define monsoons. What do you understand by "break” in monsoon?
Monsoons are generally rain bearing and directing winds. This term has been derived from the Arabic word "mausim” first used by the Arab traders who used to visit India for trading purposes through sea routes. It means season. We therefore, can state them seasonal reversal of the wind system in monsoon.
"Monsoon Break refers to the happening of wet and dry spells during the rainy season. Monsoon rains take place only for a few days at a time. They are interspersed with rainless intervals. The monsoon rains take place for a few days continuously with some rainless breaks. These wet and dry spells of the monsoon rains is termed as monsoon break.
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