Where is Mawsynram located? Why does Mawsynram receive the highest amount of rainfall?

 

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Location of   Mawsynram  

  1. Mawsynram is located 1,500 metres above sea level in the southern ranges of the Khasi Hills (Meghalya). The world's highest rainfall is recorded there. 
  2. It is surrounded by hills on three sides , this location receives the most rainfall. 
  3. The winds try to get out of it, but are forced to  pour down there.

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  1. Mawsynram is located 1,500 metres above sea level in the southern ranges of the Khasi Hills (Meghalya). The world's highest rainfall is recorded there. The annual rainfall is approximately 1,140 cm.
  2. Because it is surrounded by hills on three sides , this location receives the most rainfall. The relief features give this location a tunnel-like appearance . The monsoon from the Bay of Bengal is trapped in these hills. 
  3. The winds try to get out of it but are forced to  pour down there.
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