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mon soohn

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

  • Who knew that Switzerland had a monsoon season? Weather has not been kind to Euro2008, and Wednesday it washed away Switzerland's chances of advancing, following a 2-1 defeat to .
  • 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.
  • INDOCHINA As it had for weeks, the monsoon rain drummed on the roof of the two-story European-style house which stood (significantly) between Saigon's French and native.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
  • 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? 
    June 13, 2013 - KOLD News 13 Tuscon
  • 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. ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! Finance
Quotes

  • Sharad Pawar in The Hindu
    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.
  • Manmohan Singh in Times of India
    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%."
  • Ambika Soni in The Hindu
    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...

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