How many of you are familiar with summer rains? Unlike the previous years, this year cities like Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai witnessed some amount of rains in March.
When we hear the word rain, many of us are reminded of the rain we get during the monsoon period. Monsoon rains are the major source of water for agricultural requirements in the country. However, summer also has scattered rains especially in tropical climatic conditions. Indian falls under the tropical climatic category.
So why does it rain in summer?
It is known that the hot summer dries up the wells, the lakes and the rivers.
We have seen pictures in news papers, television channels etc of the dried farm lands, the common image attached to summers. However, the evaporated waters from earth didn’t disappear just like that. It had risen to the atmosphere and formed clouds and it rains. So why only in some region it rains during monsoon. The answer to it is, the amount of water evaporated from these regions is higher. Summer rains are not as heavy or continuous like the monsoon. These are scattered rains accompanied by heavy winds and lightening and thunders. Next time you see an unusual rain during the month of March/ April/ May, remember to categorize it as summer rains.
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