Distribution of Rainfall

  • Annual rainfall in parts of the western coas t and northeastern India exceeds 400 cm.
  • Western Rajasthan and some parts of  Gujarat, Punjab, and Haryana receive an a nnual rainfall of less than 60cm.
  • Deccan plateau and east of the Sahyadris region also receive low precipitation.
  • Leh in Jammu and Kashmir also receives low precipitation .
  • The rest of the country experiences moderate precipitation.
  • Snowfall is limited to the Himalayan range.
  • The annual rainfall is highly variable from year to year.
  • Variability is high in th e regions of low rainfall , such as parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat , and the leeward side of the Western Ghats.
  • Areas with high rainfall are prone to flooding, and areas with low rainfall are prone to drought
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