Like most of the Asian continent, Bhutan's climate is
also largely affected by monsoons. The north-eastern monsoon brings powerful
winds that pass through high mountain passes. A strange sound emerges from
this natural phenomenon, lending Bhutan its nickname 'Land of the Thunder
Various parts of the country have different type of climate. Western part
of the country has monsoon climate. In southern plains and foothills, it is
humid and subtropical. Southern and central regions have temperate climate.
Northern part has alpine climate with Himalyan peaks cladded with snow.
Rainfall differs in various parts of the country. Northern part recieves
about forty millimeters of rainfall actually, and that too as snow. Central
part of the country recieves around 1000 millimeters every year. Southern
part gets heavy rainfall, which has helped a dense forest develop.
Climate is dry during winter months, which fall from December through
February. However, total annual rainfall is around 650 millimeters. Rainfall
commences from month and gradually increases, reaching to 220 millimeters in
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