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So on the day before it's rainy (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

monsoon

'it's rainy' is the definition.
I can't judge whether this definition defines the answer.

'so on the day before' is the wordplay.
'the day' becomes 'mon' (abbreviation for Monday).
'before' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'so'+'on'='soon'
'soon' after 'mon' is 'MONSOON'.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for monsoon that I've seen before include "Season of heavy rain", "Asian wind; rainy season", "A lot of rain, perhaps", "Wet seasonal wind", "Seasonal wind (south-west or north-east) of southern Asia".)

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