Top 5 Questions with Solution PDF: Local Winds

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : July 4th, 2022

Based on previous year's papers we have brought you a series of articles in which we will discuss the most important previous year's questions. so you can easily answer any question related to that particular topic in upcoming exams.

Here are some important questions that are important for NDA exam. The next article will be published tomorrow.

1.Which one among the following statements regarding Chinook winds is not correct?

A. They rise from the Pacific Ocean
B. After crossing the Rockies, they descend to ' the east of the mountains
C. They bring rainfall in the Prairies
D. These winds are beneficial to wheat cultivation

2.Which among the following is/are correctly matched?

1. Sirocco - Cold wind

2. Levanter - Hot wind

3. Foehn - Hot wind

Select the correct code from below:

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 3 only
D. None of the above

3.Which among the following local winds of India with their region is incorrectly matched?

1. Loo - Northern Plains region

2. Kalbaisakhi - West Bengal region

3. Mango showers - Tamil Nadu region

Select the correct code from below:

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. All of the above

4.Consider the following statements regarding Nor Westers:

1) These are local winds.

2) They are not found in India.

3) Their onset is usually indicated by thunderstorm like conditions.

Which of the statements given above is/are INCORRECT?

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. 2 and 3 only
D. 1 and 3 only

5.Which among the given is the example of warm local winds?

1) Mistral

2) Zonda

3) Chinook

Select the correct code from the given below:

A. 2 only
B. 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 2 and 3 only


1. Ans. C. 

2. Ans. C. 

3. Ans. A. 

4. Ans. B. 

5. Ans. D. 

Different Winds and Their Names


BoraFrom eastern Europe to north eastern Italy
Cape DoctorS. African coast
ChinookWesterly off the rocky mountain
ElephantaMalabar coast of India
FohnOff the northern side of Alps or north Italy
Fremantle DoctorPerth, western Australia
HarmattanDry northerly, West Africa
Karaburanblack storm, a Spring and Summer Katabatic wind of central Asia
Khamsinsoutheasterly from north Africa to the eastern Mediterranean
KhazriCold north wind, Azerbaijan republic
LodosSouth westerly towards Turkey
LooIndia and Pakistan
Mistralcold northerly from central France and the Alps to Mediterranean
Nor’easterEastern USA, especially New England
Nor’wester East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island
Simoomstrong, dry, desert wind that blows in the Sahara, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the desert of Arabia
Siroccosoutherly from north Africa to southern Europe
Sundownerstrong offshore wind off the California coast
Zondaon the eastern slope of the Andes in Argentina
Santa AnaSouthern California
VendavelStrait of Gibralter
TramontaneMediterranean(similar to Mistral)
South westerSpain
SharqiMiddle east
ShamalIraq and the Persian Gulf states
MaestroAdriatic sea(cold northerly)
SquamishBritish Columbia
Southerly BusterAustralia
Rashabar(“black wind”)a strong wind in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, particularly in Sulaimaniya.
Passatmedium strong, constant blowing wind at sea in tropical areas
Kali Andhibefore monsoon in the northwestern parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain 
EtesianNortherly across Greece and Turkey
DiabloSan Francisco bay
BrickfielderSouthern Australia

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