Question

A type of wind that originates from North-West India in winters is _________.

A

Jet streams

B

Loo

C

North East trade winds

D

Westerly winds

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is A)

Air currents which determine the arrival and departure of monsoons are known as jet streams. These curents develop in the upper layers of the atmosphere. The westerly jet stream prevails over the North Indian plains during the winter months, while the easterly jet stream steers the tropical depression over India. 

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