WHY IS IT CALLED THE RAINY SEASON?

It should be called a monsoon! Rain(y) is not a season.
posted by JACKBOSMA

Comments 6

  • mog86uk
    mog86uk
    I 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
    Codewolke
    ;)
  • beeant
    beeant
    I 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"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_season

    Not really sure which one should I put.
  • shirokitsune
    shirokitsune
    Monsoon 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
    Arachkid
    Rainy 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
    beeant
    ok so I think I'll leave it as rainy season then.
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