Question

The wind blowing in the northern plains in summers is known as:

A

Kaal Baisakhi

B

Loo

C

Trade Winds

D

None of the above

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Solution

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B

Loo

The wind blowing in the northern plains in summer is known as Loo. Loo is a strong, hot and dry summer afternoon wind from the west which blows over the western Indo-Gangetic Plain region of North India and Pakistan. It is especially strong in the months of May and June. Due to its very high temperatures, exposure to it may lead to heatstrokes. Due to its extremely low humidity and high temperatures, the Loo also has a severe drying effect on vegetation leading to widespread browning in the areas affected by it during the months of May and June. 

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