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The word monsoon comes from the Arabic word 'mausim' which translates as 'season', which is suggestive of the seasonal nature of the monsoon and its associated rains.
How long does rain take to reach the ground and where is the wettest place in the world? Find out some interesting facts about rain.
Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern takes a closer look at radar and raindrops
Take care when travelling in heavy rain, wind and thunderstorms.
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