The Bangkok metro continued to operate even as a foot of water lapped at the entrances during the 2011 monsoon.
When a monsoon approached, waiters dropped plastic drapes to keep the deck from flooding, the aide said.
The monsoon season that year saw six tiger attacks, despite the normal rarity of such incidents in that season.
1580s, "trade wind of the Indian Ocean," from Dutch monssoen, from Portuguese monçao, from Arabic mawsim "time of year, appropriate season" (for a voyage, pilgrimage, etc.), from wasama "he marked." When it blows from the southwest (April through October) it brings heavy rain, hence "heavy episode of rainfall during the rainy season" (1747).
A wind system that affects large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.
Note: The Asiatic monsoon brings heavy rains to Southeast Asia in spring and summer.