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6) Explain local winds and how they impact the weather condition of a region ?(250 words)

Topic – Part of static series under the heading – “winds”

6) Explain local winds and how they impact the weather condition of a region ?(250 words)

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to explain what local winds are, how they originate and the role that they play in impacting the local climatic conditions of the region.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Explain what local winds are and how they originate. mention that local winds occur on a small scale over relatively small period of time and are controlled by local conditional factors. Explain the reasons why they are generated such as – topographical discontinuity, differential heating of Earth’s surface,  and caused due to cyclones, anticyclones etc

Body – Discuss the impact that local winds have on the climate of a region such as the effect caused by sea breeze and land breeze, sudden temperature changes caused in deserts due to local winds, help in melting ice such as Chinook, mention winds like Harmattan which results in decreased humidity etc