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Which of the following is also known as the winter monsoon?
1. Southwest monsoon
2. Northwest monsoon
3. Southeast monsoon 
4. Northeast monsoon

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Northeast monsoon

The correct answer is Northeast monsoon.

  • The Northeast monsoon is commonly known as the winter monsoon.
  • Northeast monsoon:
    • The monsoon enters India from the Northeast direction.
    • In the Northeast monsoon, the wind blows from land to sea.
    • The Northeast monsoon brings rain to south India mainly in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu.
    • During the Northeast monsoon, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand experiences precipitation in the form of snowfall.

  • Southwest monsoon:
    • The Southwest monsoon is commonly known as the summer monsoon.
    • It enters India from the Southwest direction.
    • In the southwest monsoon, the wind blows from sea to land.
    • This brings heavy rainfall between June to September month.

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