Q. 154.2( 6 Votes )
Why do the Western Ghats receive more rainfall than the Eastern Ghats? Explain briefly.
Western Ghats receive more rainfall than the Eastern Ghats because
(i) Western Ghats receive rainfall from the Arabian sea monsoon winds. As these winds blow over warm oceans, they bring abundant moisture.
(ii) The Western Ghats do not allow the winds to cross over without shedding their moisture on the Western slopes.
(iii) When these winds reach the Eastern Ghats, they are almost dry.
(iv) Another branch of South-West monsoon i.e. the Bay of Bengal branch, moves parallel to the Eastern Ghats. In this way, this region is located in an unfavourable position with reference to the monsoon winds.
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In Table-I the average mean monthly temperatures and amounts of rainfall of ten representative stations have been given. It is for you to study on your own and convert them into ‘temperature and rainfall' graphs. A glance at these visual representations will help you to grasp instantly the similarities and differences between them. One such graph (Figure attached) is already prepared for you. See if you can arrive at some broad generalizations’ about our diverse climatic conditions. We hope you are in for a great joy of learning. Do the following activities.
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