Climate of Maharashtra


Maharashtra experiences a tropical monsoon type of climate. The most important factor which influences the climate is the towering presence of the Western Ghats which block the monsoon bearing winds coming from the Arabian Sea and cause rainfall.
The onset of the monsoons in the early June gives relief to the scorching summers from the month of March.

The climatic conditions become cold from October end. The rainfall plays a very important role in the lives of the people who are involved in agriculture. Most of the rainfall is received by the Konkan and Sahyadrian parts of Maharashtra. In some years the frequency of the rainfall varies along with harsh climatic conditions in summer months, which add to the woe of the peasants.

The annual rainfall of the state can vary from 400 - 6000 mm and occurs for 3 - 4 months in a year. The months of March, April and May, experience very high temperatures which are often accompanied by thunderstorms.

Maximum amount of rainfall occurs in the month of July, while the transition towards the colder climatic conditions occurs in the month of October. Winter touches the state in the month of November and persists till February. The weather is generally pleasant with clear skies and cool gentle wind.

The average annual temperature of Maharashtra remains 25 - 27 degree centigrade in most regions. The total annual rainfall varies in different regions and so does the temperature.

In the summer months the climatic conditions become very unpleasant with shortage of even drinking water.


Last Updated on : 21 May 2013











     


     

Which state is the largest producer of uranium in India? The state of Andhra Pradesh is the largest producer of uranium in India. Tummalapalle village located in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh is considered as one of… Read More...
Which Indian state produces the maximum wind power? The production of power from wind energy has considerably increased in the recent years. Very recently in June this year, India became the fourth largest country with 34.293 gigawatt of… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of diamonds? Madhya Pradesh is the only state with a diamond mine in the country as well as in Asia. During the year 2017-18, Madhya Pradesh has produced 28,424 carats of diamonds (up to December… Read More...


EU GDPR Update:
MapsofIndia has updated its Terms and Privacy Policy to give Users more transparency into the data this Website collects, how it is processed and the controls Users have on their personal data. Users are requested to review the revised Privacy Policy before using the website services, as any further use of the website will be considered as User's consent to MapsofIndia Privacy Policy and Terms.
We follow editorialcalls.org for border and boundary demarcations