Q. What causes rainfall on the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu in the beginning of winters?

[A] South West Monsoon

[B] Temperate cyclone

[C] Temperate Jet Stream

[D] North-Eastern monsoon

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: Due to the northeast trade winds, it receives rainfall in the winters. While most of the country receives precipitation during summers, Tamil Nadu’s coastal areas receive precipitation during winters. This is because of the monsoon that is retreating, which ranges from mid-September to mid-November.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography