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The hot and dry local wind blowing in the northern plains in summer is known as

A

Kaal Baisakhi

B

Trade winds

C

Loo

D

Fast track

E

None of these

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Correct option is
C

Loo

The wind blowing in the northern plains in summer is known as loo. Loo is a very strong hot and dry summer afternoon wind which blows over the western-indogangetic plain region of north india and pakistan. It mainly occurs in the month of may and june. Due to its high temperature and extremely low humidity it has severe adverse effect on health causing heat stroke and on vegetation causing brawning in the affected areas.
The correct answer is C.

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