Magazine Articles | Weather n Climate | VOL. 16, ISSUE 96, May-June 2016 |

Precipitation in the Himalayas

Extreme weather, such as heavy precipitation, extensive avalanches, cloud burst, flash floods and landslides, regularly happen in the western Himalayan region. These extreme events generally occur under the influence of mid-latitude westerly systems during the winter months and due to monsoonal systems in summer. The western Himalayan region climate is influenced by the southwest monsoon from June to September and by westerly systems from November to March. Several scientists have studied the precipitation pattern and trends in this region so...

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