rainy season

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The period of the year in certain tropical and subtropical climatic regions during which precipitation is a maximum; distinct from a dry season. In a Mediterranean climate, the rainy season occurs in winter, but in savanna and monsoon climates it comes in the summer. Some equatorial regions experience two rainy seasons during the year.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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