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noun as in downpour

noun as in gale

noun as in hurricane

noun as in storm

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This can occur during hurricanes along the East Coast or monsoons in the Southwest, but climate change makes it possible even during a regular rainstorm.

In a regional quirk, the aerosols emitted by South Asia—particles from emissions, or stirred-up dust—are thought to have had the opposite effect over the second half of the 20th century, drying out the monsoon and triggering droughts.

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The Western Samoan government required villages to build cement schools because their former palm-thatch construction could not withstand the frequent monsoons.

The delayed monsoons can have an implication on the sowing of the Kharif monsoon crop and thereby crop output.

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It’s that time of year again in the US—hurricane and monsoon season is upon us.

Monsoon rains sparked widespread flooding that submerged the camp in water.

The monsoon season that year saw six tiger attacks, despite the normal rarity of such incidents in that season.

By Sunday, the shifting winds of a monsoon storm drove the flames toward the town.

The Bangkok metro continued to operate even as a foot of water lapped at the entrances during the 2011 monsoon.

Neither heat nor the threat of monsoon-like rains keeps activists from their placards.

Undoubtedly the best time to try and climb the mountain would be before the monsoon breaks in May or early June.

Without consulting the meteorologist at Simla it is difficult to accept assertions about the monsoon as ultimate truth.

Huge breakers, urged on by the southeast monsoon, boil over these rocks from one year's end to the next.

I suppose this break may be taken as the forerunner of the monsoon on Mount Everest.

Will the whole of the snow fallen during the monsoon of 1921 have melted before the next monsoon, and if so by what date?


On this page you'll find 96 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to monsoon, such as: deluge, flood, rainstorm, storm, cloudburst, and inundation.

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