East indian current

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East Indian Current

A northward flowing western boundary current found along the east coast of southern India from February to August.

Its speed is consistently above 0.5 m s-1, reaching a maximum of 0.7–1.0 m s-1 in May and June. The current is remarkable for its independence of the monsoon cycle; during February– April (the late Northeast Monsoon season) it runs into the wind.
See also East Indian winter jet.

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