why does not the leeward side of mountains get a good amount of rainfall?give an example from india.
a. Leeward side referred to as the down wind direction.
b. It is referred as the side which is opposite to which the wind is blowing.
c. This area does not receive good amount of rainfall as it part of the rain shadow area, the moisture laden winds shed all their moisture before it reaches the leeward side, thus the region receive scanty rainfall
A rain shadow is a dry area on the leeward side of a mountainous area (away from the wind). The mountains block the passage of rain-producing weather systems and cast a "shadow" of dryness behind them. Wind and moist air is drawn by the prevailing winds towards the top of the mountains, where it condenses and precipitates before it crosses the top. The air, without much moisture left, advances behind the mountains creating a drier side called the "rain shadow".