UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-1

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    Which of the following local winds are warm winds?
    1. Mistral                      
    2. Chinook            
    3. Foehn                       
    4. Sirocco
    Select the correct answer using the codes given below.      

    A)  2 and 3           

    B)  1, 3 and 4          

    C)  2 and 4           

    D)  2, 3 and 4

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] Mistral is a cold and dry strong wind in Southern France that blows down from the North along the lower Rhine river valley toward the Mediterranean sea. Chinook, Foehn and Sirocco are the warm local winds. Chinook (Snow eaters) is a hot wind which comes in south-westerly direction to prairies near California. Fohn is a type of dry warm down slope wind in Switzerland. Sirocco is a hot dry and dusty wind which originates in the Sahara coast. Through, it may occur in any season of the year but is most frequent in spring.

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