the dry region that forms at the back of the mountain is the rain shadow
in december 2004, close-knit family maria (naomi watts), henry (ewan mcgregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in thailand. but the day after christmas, the idyllic holiday turns into an incomprehensible nightmare when a terrifying roar rises from the depths of the sea, followed by a wall of black water that devours everything in its path. though maria and her family face their darkest hour, unexpected displays of kindness and courage ameliorate their terror.
these include latitude, elevation, nearby water, ocean currents, topography, vegetation, and prevailing winds. the global climate system and any changes that occur within it also influence local climate.