Mango showers, or Mango Rains or Blossom Showers, is a colloquial term to describe the occurrence of pre-monsoon rainfall. They occur mainly during the March-May months, i.e., before the arrival of monsoon into India. Therefore, they are also called as the April Rains.
The classic features of these rains are the form of precipitation which is mainly convective. These rains generally accompany with the thunderstorms. They usually occur in the evenings. They result in the decreased temperatures in various parts of the country. Sometimes these rains are disastrous for the farmers as many get killed due to thunderstorms.
- These Pre-Monsoon Rains is called Mango Showers in Karnataka as these rains help the early ripening of Mangoes.
- They are called as Blossom Showers in Kerala as they help in the flowering of plantation crops like Coffee and Tea.
- They are also called as Kalbaisakhi rains in West Bengal as they occur in the Baisakhi month.