Australia is very dry continent and only Antarctica receives less rainfall than Australia. Why?
1. The landmass in Australia has low elevation
2. Australia’s West Coast is touched by warm ocean currents
3. Australia is dominated by low pressure systems
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [A] Only 1

The reasons are as follows:

  • Cold ocean currents off the west coast
  • Low elevation of landforms
  • Dominance of high-pressure systems
  • Shape of the landmass

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