The northeast monsoon recently ended on a high, with an overall surplus rainfall being recorded for the season. With reference to this identify which of the following statements is/are correct about the northeast monsoon?
- The northeast monsoon is as permanent a feature of the Indian subcontinent’s climate system as the summer monsoon.
- The northeast monsoon does not have anything to do with India’s Northeast, even though a part of the system does originate from the area above it.
- It is caused mainly by differing temperature trends over the land and ocean in the Indian Ocean Region.
- The India Meteorological Department (IMD) recognises October to December as the time for the northeast monsoon.
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