Why aren't our summer rains called monsoons?
Florida's summer has diurnally shifting
daytime (sea) and nighttime (land) breezes
After all, the American Southwest and Himalayan-hugging Indian peninsula have similarly distinct cycle of rainy summer and a dry winter spans.
Why then the humdrumly named “wet season” for south Florida while the other two other get provocatively dubbed as a “monsoon season” instead?
The summer wind on the Indian Peninsula
blows doesn't shift day and night but rather
blows continually inland
Answer: A low-level sea breeze feeds our summer downpours. It switches back and forth on a diurnal basis from a low-lying inland-blowing seas breeze by day to a coastward-blowing land breeze by night. Once the upper atmospheric low sets in place over the Indian peninsula it rules the sky all summer long. Or in other words – both day and night ...
The Indian sea breeze blows uninterrupted inland all summer long.