Much of airborne moisture falls as rain on the windward side of mountains. This often means that the land on the other side of the mountain (the leeward side) gets far less rain—an effect called a “rain shadow”—which often produces a desert.
Which side of the mountains receive more rainfall?
The windward sides of mountains receive more rainfall than the leeward sides.
What is called 4 o’clock rain?
Option B) 4 o’clock rainfall – is a correct answer because 4 o’clock rainfall is known as the convectional rainfall which is experienced by the Amazon river basin every afternoon. A convectional rainfall occurs when the energy of the sun heats the surface of the earth, causing water to evaporate and form water vapour.
What are balls of ice called?
Sleet (a.k.a. ice pellets) are small, translucent balls of ice, and smaller than hail. They often bounce when they hit the ground.
How do mountains help in rain?
They act as barriers for wind flow, which induces enhanced precipita- tion on the windward side, and reduced precipitation and warmer temperatures on the leeward side.
Which region is famous for 4 o’clock rainfall and why?
The convectional rain generally occurs every-day in Australia in the coastal regions approximately at 4’o clock in the afternoon. So, it is also known as 4’o clock rainfall.