Monsoon

Definition(s)


Monsoon

wind which blows for several months approximately from one direction

NOTE The term was first applied to the winds over the Arabian Sea which blow for six months from north-east and for six months from south-west, but it has been extended to similar winds in other parts of the world.

Source: API RP 2MET, Derivation of Metocean Design and Operating Conditions, First Edition, November 2014. Global Standards