India’s monsoon is here as it comes with the blissful downpour. You might have known how it hits Mumbai along with its windy feature. The nation’s agriculture is completely dependent on the monsoon weather and even the availability of drinking water is associated with monsoon’s downpour. However, it is with the help of the monsoon water, there is a source of hydroelectric power, water for irrigation, maintaining life stock and even human life is pursuing it. So, you could sense the importance and the necessity of the monsoon weather. But still, there are few unknown facts about monsoon in India. Let’s check out the following interesting facts about monsoon in our country.

“MONSOON” WAS FIRST USED IN ENGLISH IN BRITISH INDIA: Well, the word “Monsoon” was first used in English in British India which is now known to be India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan and in the neighboring countries. The term literally refers to the big seasonal winds that would be blowing from the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea in the Southwest direction which would be thus causing heavy rainfall to the surrounding areas.

MONSOON IS DEFINED AS “REAL FINANCE MINISTER”: Interestingly, The monsoon is known to be the “Real Finance Minister” by most of the strategists of the finance sector. This is because monsoons in India would have a positive impact on 850 million people dependent on farming as it provides 16 to 17 percent of India’s GDP.

MONSOON REFERS TO “MAUSIM” IN ARABIC: The word “monsoon” does not mean rain itself but it actually refers to the strong winds which blow from cold to hot places. Even though the monsoon has its disadvantages, it still has the unique wind flow which touches your heart. Howbeit, the term “monsoon” derives from the Arabic word “mausim” which actually means a season or a shift in the wind flow.

THE MONSOON SPLASH: The magical monsoon winds blow over the Indian Ocean during the hot summer weather while the central and northern parts of India turn out to be very hot. During this travel, they absorb water from the Indian Ocean and once they reach the southern tip of India, they would hit the mountains naturally. It would thus provide the beginning of the water splash season.

MOUSE ON THE BACK OF THE FROG IS THE COMMON SCENE OF RAINY SEASON: You could see this common natural scene of the mouse on the back of the frog during the rainy season. Why does mouse travel on the back of the frog? Well, the reason is to escape from the floodwaters as the frogs would help them to travel to a safe place. This is amazing, isn’t it?

MONSOON LIGHTENING: While the country is experiencing the monsoon season, it would associate with lightening. However, the lightning hits about 5,00,000 times during the monsoon weather as per the scientific facts. Meanwhile, lightning is known to be one of the major natural calamities of India which shockingly reports about 1,755 deaths per year.