monsoon monsoon  /mɑn ˈsun/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter
  2. (n) rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains
  3. (n) any wind that changes direction with the seasons

Usage(s):

  1. India grapples with its monsoon every year, but this month's intense flooding in Bihar has left millions homeless and others asking if it could have been prevented.
  2. monsoon to remember along the yangtze, 1,500 die as china suffers an epochal deluge.
  3. But this year, the monsoon has failed here as it has in nearly half of India's districts and his land, which would normally be full and green in August, looks worn out.

News

  1. Monsoon 2013 forecast

    The KOLD weather team has put together a forecast for this year's monsoon. Could we see more rain than average or less? 
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KOLD News 13 Tuscon

  2. India's monsoon rains above average for second straight week

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's monsoon recorded higher than average levels for the second straight week, weather office data showed, aiding the rains to cover half of the country two days ahead of schedule. ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Monsoon covers half way mark; eases drought concerns

    By Ratnajyoti Dutta NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Ample annual monsoon rains have covered half of India two days ahead of the usual date and more hefty downpours are expected next week, weather experts said on ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  1. "The way sowing operation is undergoing and reports of good monsoon from the states, we are likely to have a bumper crop (production) this year," Mr. Pawar said on the sidelines of a sugar conference here.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Sharad Pawar Source: The Hindu

  2. Despite the global slowdown and the adverse impact of an inadequate monsoon, Singh said India is expected to grow at around 6.5% in 2009-10 and "with a normal monsoon next year, we hope to achieve a growth rate of over 7%."
    on Nov 8, 2009 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Times of India

  3. Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said after a Cabinet meeting: "We do feel the pressure to bring amendments [to the law] in the monsoon session of Parliament. There is not only social pressure [and] media pressure, but within our...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Ambika Soni Source: The Hindu

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