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Soldiers and their families in India had to deal with the weather, which can be very different to the weather in England. From March to May, it is very hot and dry, much more so than in England. At this time, the families would go up to the hills, where it was cooler. Hubert McBain talks about this in his account of growing up in India.

River Ganges in flood, c.1903 (D/DLI 7/631/1(10))
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In June every year, the monsoon breaks. This is the term for the start of the monsoon, a rainy season lasting from June to October. There is torrential rain, causing floods. This photograph (left) shows the River Ganges in flood.

Let's see what The Bugle, the battalion newsletter, has to say about the monsoon.