WHY IS IT CALLED THE RAINY SEASON?
It should be called a monsoon! Rain(y) is not a season.
posted by JACKBOSMA November 4, 2015 at 12:01am
- mog86uk November 4, 2015 at 1:42amI feel like I'm going to make a mistake like the last time I replied to one of these kind of posts if I write anything... >_>
- Codewolke November 4, 2015 at 1:44am;)
- beeant November 4, 2015 at 7:32amI googled "rainy season" and found a wikipedia page for East Asian rainy season https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Asian_rainy_season
The official wikipedia page for this season seems to be "wet season"
Not really sure which one should I put.
- shirokitsune November 4, 2015 at 8:55amMonsoon is from the changing of wind patterns that ultimately bring rain. Most monsoons actually have a very dry period. I was doing research last summer in the Western Ghats of India during the monsoon season and it is very different than the Rainy season here in Japan. Most likely they just needed a name to describe a period of time with lots of rain that does not technically follow a changing of wind patterns.
- Arachkid November 4, 2015 at 4:14pmRainy season is fine. Numerous J-E dictionaries also call it the rainy season, if someone can find a J-E dictionary where it's referred to as anything else, I'd be interested to read it.
- beeant November 4, 2015 at 7:23pmok so I think I'll leave it as rainy season then.