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Why Does the Rainfall Decrease from the East to the West in Northern India? - Social Science

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Why does the rainfall decrease from the east to the west in Northern India?

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The amount of rainfall decreases from east to west in Northern India because of the progressive decrease in the humidity of the winds. As the moisture-bearing winds of the Bay of Bengal branch of the southwest monsoon move further and further inland, they exhaust most of the moisture they carry along with them. This consequently leads to a gradual decrease in the amount of rainfall from east to west.

Concept: The Indian Monsoon
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NCERT Class 9 Social Science Geography Contemporary India 1
Chapter 4 Climate
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 39
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