HPAS Mains 2021/22 Answer Writing Challenge Day 9 : 14-10-2021
HPAS Mains Syllabus General Studies Paper 1 : Indian Geography
Question : What do you mean by western disturbances? 4 Marks
A western disturbance is an extratropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain to the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent.
- It is a non-monsoonal precipitation pattern driven by the westerlies. The moisture in these storms usually originates over the Mediterranean Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea.
- These western Disturbances are responsible for ripening of winter wheat in the NW part of India and Replenishment of Snow cover in the Himalayan belt.