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6) Explain why does Western Ghats receive more rainfall than Eastern Ghats?(250 words)

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6) Explain why does Western Ghats receive more rainfall than Eastern Ghats?(250 words)

 

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to first explain the comparison of rainfall received by western and eastern ghats. Thereafter, we need to explain the different reasons why this is so

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Mention that Topography and wind play an important role in the distribution of precipitation. Explain in brief the comparison of geographical features of western and eastern ghats. Give the comparison of rainfall patterns.

Body – Explain the various reasons behind western ghats receiving more rainfall than Eastern ghats

  • Describe the geographical area in which more rainfall is received. Mention the fact about windward and leeward side
  • WG block rain bearing winds whereas SW monsoon moves parallel to eastern ghats
  • WG have gentler slope as compared to Eastern Ghats. etc

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