Q. Consider the following statements:
1.Western disturbance (WD) is an extra-tropical storm which originates in the Mediterranean region.
2.It is associated with rainfall, snowfall and fog in northern India.
3.WD generally originates within the tropical region.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 and 2 are correct. Western disturbance (WD) is an extra-tropical storm which originates in the Mediterranean region. It is associated with rainfall, snowfall and fog in northern India.

Statement 3 is incorrect. WD is an extra-tropical storm. Extra-tropical means outside the tropics. So, WD originates outside the tropical region.

Source: The Hindu