Q. “Nor Westers” is a local weather phenomenon is related to which of the following state?

[A] Karnataka

[B] Kerala

[C] West Bengal

[D] Rajasthan

Answer: C

Explanation: Nor Westers are dreaded evening thunderstorms in Bengal and Assam.

  • Their notorious nature can be understood from the local nomenclature of ‘Kalbaisakhi’, a calamity of the month of Baisakh.
  • These showers are useful for tea, jute and rice cultivation.
  • In Assam, these storms are known as “Bardoisila”.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography