What is the difference between low pressure (Cyclone!) rain and regular monsoon rain?

Can we consider low pressure rain as monsoon?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No. Low pressure in the mid latitude is induced by, typically, mesoscale variations of temperature and moisture. Monsoons are induced by the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (aka ITCZ) migrating north over, typically, south Asian areas due to the disproportionate land mass in that region in northern hemispheric months. Monsoons are differentiated by their size, which is the synoptic scale.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The basic difference is simply the mechanism that generated the rain. A low pressure system generates precipitation by lifting air that has sufficient moisture a sufficient amount to cause condensation. A Monsoon is a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction, which can bring a pronounced wet or dry season. If the monsoonal wind flow brings in increased moisture then rainfall typically increases.

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