equinoctial rains

equinoctial rains

[‚ē·kwə′näk·shəl ′rānz]
(meteorology)
Rainy seasons which occur regularly at or shortly after the equinoxes in many places within a few degrees of the equator.
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Frontal rains tend not to be very intense, but rather continuous and gentle, whereas equinoctial rains are usually violent.
There are none of the equinoctial rains typical of some parts of the Mediterranean Basin, although in the coastal areas environmental humidity remains high throughout the summer period due to the influence of ocean air cooled by sea currents coming from the north.