Prelims 6435

Which of the following pairs is/are incorrectly matched?
Local Winds – Country
1. Sirocco – France
2. Bora – Italy
3. Blizzard – Canada
Select the correct answer using the code given below:
A.
1 and 3
B.
2 only
C.
2 and 3
D.
1 only
Explanation :
Sirocco is a Mediterranean wind that blows from the Sahara desert. Sirocco carries dust from Libya to the Mediterranean, Malta, Italy and Greece. Thus statement 1 is incorrect. Bora is a northern to north-eastern katabatic wind in the Adriatic, Croatia, Montenegro, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, and Turkey. Bora flows off the Alps in the North Adriatic. A blizzard is a severe snowstorm characterized by strong sustained winds of at least 35 mph (56 km/h) and lasting for a prolonged period of time—typically three hours or more.

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