Describe the five characteristic features of the hot weather season in India.

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The following points may help you

Characteristics of hot weather season:

1.  Duration- It is characterised from March to May in India.
2. Temperature and Pressure- The summer months experience rising temperature and falling air pressure in the  northern part of the country.  In fact, temperature in the northern plain region during this period ranges from 42 degrees - 45 degrees.
3. Wind- An important feature of summer season is the ‘loo’. These are strong, gusty, hot, dry winds blowing during the day over the north and northwestern India. 
4. Precipitation- Dust storms are also very common during the month of May in northern India. These  storms generally bring temporary relief from the scorching heat as they lower the temperature and may bring light rain  and cool breeze. 
5. Further  during this season there are rains, thunderstorms in the West Bengal region, referred as Kaal Baisakhi.


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Hi Sapanpreet! India experiences the hot weather season from the month of March to May. During this season, there is apparent Northward movement of the sun. The hot weather season has the following characteristics . (i) There is overall increase in temperature e.g. the temperature of Northern plains is between 42 - 45°C and in the Deccan plateau between 35 — 38°C. (ii) An elongated low-pressure area develops from Thar Desert (in North-West) to Patna and Chotanagpur plateau (in East and South-East) towards the end of May. From this low-pressure belt, the circulation of air begins. (iii) In the Northern and^North-Westem plain, there is occurrence of‘Loo’- strong, hot, dry wind. (iv) In the Northern India, there is common occurrence of dust storm in May. (v) There is also occurrence of localised thunderstorms associated with violent winds, torrential downpours, often accompanied by hailstorm at some places (e.g. West Bengal). Hope this would help you.
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Five characteristics are given below

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