Loo - GS questions based on daily current affairs

1)   Consider the following statements

1. Loo brings precipitation in Karnataka called as cherry blossom
2. It is also called as mango shower in south India

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both
d. None
Answer  Explanation 


Cherry blossom is useful for coffee plantation while in south India and Cambodia these rain helps in the early ripening of mangoes so known as mango showers.

2)   Which of the following are conditions for occurrence of Loo?

a. Sun moves towards tropic of cancer
b. Heating of subcontinent
c. Continuous belt of low pressure lying between the subtropical high pressure belts
d. All the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All the above

The Loo is a strong, hot and dry summer afternoon wind from the west which blows over the western Indo-Gangetic Plain region of North India and Pakistan. It is especially strong in the months of May and June.