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I) The western coast and northeastern India receive over about 400 cm of rainfall annually.However, it is less than 60 cm in western Rajasthan and adjoining parts of Gujarat,Haryana and Punjab. Mawsynram, in the southern range of the Khasi hills receives thehighest average rainfall in the world
.ii) Rainfall is equally low in the interior of the Deccan plateau, and east of the Sahyadris. Athird area of low precipitation is around Leh in Jammu and Kashmir. The rest of thecountry receives moderate rainfall.
iii) Snowfall is restricted to the Himalayan region. Owing to the nature of monsoons, theannual rainfall is highly variable from year to year. Variability is high in the regions oflow rainfall such as parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat and the leeward side of the Western Ghats.As such, while areas of high rainfall are liable to be affected by floods, areas of lowrainfall are drought-prone.
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