Tropical monsoon climate (TMC)

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Where is the tropical monsoon climate found?
Found in regions between 5 and 20 degrees north and south of the equator, between the ITCZ and the zone of subtropical high pressure
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What are 'Monsoons'?
Winds which blow from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea over the Indian subcontinent (bringing large quantities of moisture between June and September)
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What are temperatures like in the TMC?
High throughout the year (around 15-30 degrees) because of sun remaining relatively high in the sky throughout the year)
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What is rainfall like in the TMC?
Rainfall is high, especially along the coastline (2,000-3,000mm) seasonal rainfall
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What are winds like in the TMC?
Winds change direction with the wet and dry season and blow onshore in the wet season and offshore in the dry season
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Winds which blow from the Bay of Bengal and Arabian sea over the Indian subcontinent (bringing large quantities of moisture between June and September)

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