Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea. Usually, the term monsoon is used to refer to the rainy phase of a seasonally changing pattern, although technically there is also a dry phase. The term is sometimes incorrectly used for locally heavy but short-term rains, although these rains meet the dictionary definition of monsoon.
Stalled by cyclone Vayu after a much-delayed onset, this year's monsoon has so far been the slowest progressing monsoon in at least 12 years, Met department records show. It has currently reached just.. IndiaTimes - Published