Q2. What is the Time Period for Retreating Monsoon?
Ans. From early November till December, the phase of retreating monsoon continues. During this time, the south-west monsoon winds return from the Indian subcontinent as the northeast monsoon winds. Then, it blows as a dry land breeze, but while crossing the Bay of Bengal, it collects moistures and causes heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, along with Kerala, Karnataka, etc. With the retreating of Monsoon, rainfall started to decrease but during this time period, several cyclones are formed in the Bay of Bengal which causes heavy rainfall in the coastal regions.