One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘The wet season is a bit different to Darwin - the monsoonal down-pours are a regular occurrence here,’ he said.’
- ‘Rainfall in the savannah region usually arrives between November and April in heavy bursts from monsoonal depressions or tropical cyclones.’
- ‘The climate of the study area is sub-tropical and monsoonal.’
- ‘As monsoonal rains poured down, the Gulf Country of Queensland, and extensive areas of the dry centre, were turned into vast inland seas, isolating pastoral stations and causing heavy cattle losses.’
- ‘The monsoonal rains began on July 26, when an unprecedented 76 centimetres of rain fell in just 24 hours, devastating the city's inadequate infrastructure.’
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