We will learn about the facts about the seasons and how the weather changes in different seasons.
Seasons keeps on changing. The change in seasons follows one another year after year.
Summer is the hottest season. Summer season lasts from April to June. The weather in summer season is dry. Days are long, while the nights are short. The days are very hot in the most places of our country during summer. The weather is hotter in the plains than in the hilly regions. So, people visit hill stations during summer. Some parts of our country are not so hot even during summer because they have almost the same kind of weather throughout the year.
We like to wear loose cotton clothes which keep us cool. We drink a lot of water and like to eat and drink cool food items like ice creams, cold drinks, etc. We keep our homes cool by using fans, coolers, air conditioners, etc. to get relief from heat. Leaves and grass dry up due to the sun’s heat even some rivers, streams and ponds also dry up.
Monsoon season lasts from July to September. Dark grey clouds cover the sky. Clouds pour down rain. The weather is cool, humid and sometimes the wind blows strongly. Rain brings relief to farmers. Most of the rivers, ponds, lakes, wells and streams fill up again with water. There is greenery everywhere.
We use raincoats, umbrellas and gumboots. Driving cars or riding cycles on road becomes difficult.
Heavy rains may cause floods. Floods cause damage to life and property.
In some places the rainfall is very heavy. Many times it causes flooding on roads. Daily activities get disturbed, or they come to a halt.
Nowadays, with the help of satellites we are able to get advance information about the weather. This information is called the weather forecast. Newspapers, radios and television update us about the weather. This prior information is very useful for farmers, pilots, sailors and fishermen who live near the seashore.
Winter is the coldest season. Winter season lasts from November to February. The weather is cold. Days are short, while nights are long. We wear woolen clothes that keep us warm. We like to eat and drink hot and spicy things. We also enjoy hot things like coffee, tea, soups, etc. during winter. Most places of our country are very cold during winter but some places are not cold because, the weather remains almost the same throughout the year in such places. Weather is colder in the hilly areas than in the plains. Many hilly areas get snowfall during winter. In such places, outdoor activities are not easy. Heavy snowfall may cause roadblocks. Cough, cold and fever are common ailments in winter.
March is the season of spring. It is neither too hot nor too cold. The weather is pleasant. Flowers bloom. Fields are full of new crops. It is also a harvest season.
October is a very hot season. The weather is dry and very hot with a few showers. Trees shed their leaves in this season.
The important facts about the seasons are that they follow one another year after year.