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India is divided in two by the tropic of Cancer so it lies in the tropics and subtropics and has a range of climate zones. Most of the country has a monsoon season but there are also areas of desert and tropical rainforest.
Find out more about the climate of India by exploring the resources on this page.
Monsoon in India
The maps show the direction of India's monsoon winds.
A monsoon is a seasonal reversal of the wind direction.
The term monsoon is often used to refer to the rainy phase of a seasonally-changing pattern, although technically there is also a dry phase.