Major Local Winds Around Globe: UPSC IAS Prelims Exam

Local Winds of the World UPSC/Local winds of world UPSC

Geography as a subject plays a crucial role in UPSC IAS Exam. The UPSC has both Analytic and application type questions. The Geography syllabus for UPSC IAS Prelims and Mains exam is vast. But once approached with right strategy aspirants can easily answer the questions from geography part.

The local winds are the important part in World geography. These winds are formed by the heating of land.  There are many local winds around the globe. In previous years UPSC has asked several questions from this area and this area remains as an important part of UPSC IAS Prelims examination.

The local winds are formed on a small spatial scale.  They additionally have a tendency to be brief enduring normally a few hours to a day.  There are many such winds the world over, some of them cool, some warm, some wet, some dry.

Local winds UPSC

Here we are giving a list of major local winds and their nature and places. This will enhance your UPSC IAS Prelims preparation.

Name

Nature of wind

Place

Chinook (Snow eaters)

Hot, dry wind

The Rockies mountains

Foehn

Hot, dry wind

The Alps

Khamsin

Hot, dry wind

Egypt

Siroco

Hot, moist wind

Sahara to the Mediterranean Sea

Solano

Hot, moist wind

Sahara to the Iberian Peninsula

Harmattan (Guinea Doctor)

Hot, dry wind

West Africa

Bora

Cold, dry wind

Blows from Hungary to North Italy

Mistral

Cold wind

The Alps and France

Punas

Cold dry wind

Western side of Andes Mountain

Blizzard

Cold wind

Tundra region

Purga

Cold wind

Russia

Levanter

Cold wind

Spain

Norwester

Hot wind

New Zealand

Santa Ana

Hot wind

South California

Karaburun (black storm)

Hot dusty wind

Central Asia

Calima

Dust-laden dry wind

Saharan Air Layer across the Canary Islands

Elephanta

Moist wind in monsoon

Malabar coast

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