Monsoon climate

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monsoon climate

Type of climate found in regions subject to monsoons and characterized by a dry winter and a wet summer.

The monsoon climate is best developed on the fringes of the Tropics (e.g., India). The Indian subcontinent has a long winter–spring dry season that includes a "cold season" followed by a short "hot season" just preceding the rains; a summer and an early autumn rainy season that is usually very wet but varies greatly from year to year; and a secondary maximum of temperature right after the rainy season.

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