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3 Climatic Classification of India - Geography of India


Climatic Classification with respect to India is discussed in the following video by Dr. Manishika Jain. The three climatic classifications explained in this video are - 1. Koppen՚s Classification 2. Stamp & Kendrew Classification 3. R. L. Singh՚s Classification

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  • Monsoon type with short dry winter season
  • Western coastal region, south of Mumbai
  • Rainfall over 300 cm


  • Monsoon type with dry season in high sun period
  • Coromandel coast and adjoining areas of Andhra Pradesh
  • Rainfall 75 – 100 cm


  • Tropical Savanah type
  • Most parts of the peninsular plateau barring Coromandel and Malabar coastal strips
  • 75 cm


  • Semi-arid Steppe type
  • Some rain shadow areas of Western Ghats, large part of Rajasthan and contiguous areas of Haryana and Gujarat
  • Rainfall 12 to 25 cm


  • Hot desert type
  • Most of western Rajasthan
  • Rainfall less than 12 cm


  • Monsoon type with dry winters
  • Most parts of the Ganga Plain, eastern Rajasthan, Assam and in Malwa Plateau
  • Rainfall 100 – 200 cm


  • Cold, Humid winters type with shorter summer
  • Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam
  • Rainfall ~200 cm


  • Tundra Type
  • Mountain areas of Uttarakhand
  • The average temperature varies from 0 to 10°C
  • Rainfall varies from year to year.


  • Polar Type
  • Higher areas of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh
  • Temperature of the warmest month varies from 0° to 10°C
  • Precipitation occurs in the form of snow
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