At certain times of the year, some areas of the tropics
have a period of torrential rain known as a monsoon.
The heavy rain can cause severe flooding,some people
rely on the rain for survival.
In fact, the start of the rainy season is often welcomed
The word monsoon comes from an Arabic word wich
It refers to the rainy season and to the seasonal winds
that cause it.
During the dry season, the land is cooler than the
ocean, and so dry winds blow from the land to the
The rainy season occurs when the Sun is almost
The land is hotter than the ocean , so moist winds rush
in from the ocean.
As the winds rise and cool, they shed their moisture as
Monsoons ocurr in certain parts of the tropics,
particulary in southeast Asia.
Monsoon regions have three season – A long cool dry
season, a hot humid season when the land is very dry,
and a rainy season when there are thunderstrorms on
During the rainy season, it rains very heavily and there
are strong winds.
You can see how strong the winds are by the way the
trees are blowing
In the monsoons the farming had to be vegetals or
fruits that grow in wet conditions
Rice in particular needs lots of water to grow. The
seedlings are planted during the monsoon season in
flooded fields called paddy fields
Rice is an important food for many poor
nations, becouse it’can be grown cheaply and in large
Too little rain in the monsoons season can be
disastrous, resulting in crop failure and possibly
A number of serious diseases spread easily after the
monsoon season, because stagnat flood water provides
an ideal breeding ground for the bacteria that causes
Typhoid and cholera are particulary common.
Mosquitoes, insects wich can carry diseases such as
malaria and yellow fever, also thrive in the warm, wet
conditions of monsoons regions.
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