December 8, 2023

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.


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