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Western Disturbance

Posted on : 14 Dec 2019

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  • The western disturbance brings heavy rainfall across various parts of the country. Western Disturbance originates in the Mediterranean Sea as extratropical cyclones.
  • A high-pressure area over Ukraine and neighborhood consolidates, causing the intrusion of cold air from Polar Regions towards an area of relatively warmer air with high moisture.
  • This generates favourable conditions for cyclogenesis in the upper atmosphere, which promotes the formation of an eastward-moving extratropical depression.
  • They gradually travel across the middle-east from Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan to enter the Indian sub-continent.

Article Related Questions

  1. With reference to Western Disturbance, consider the following statements
    1.It brings heavy rainfall across various parts of the country.
    2.Western Disturbance originates in the Mediterranean Sea as extra tropical cyclones.
    Choose the correct option from the following

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Both 1 and 2

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