Consider the following pairs of winds with regions in which they blow:

  1. Haboob→ Sahara Desert
  2. Simoom→ Andes Mountain
  3. Khamsin→ Rocky Mountain

   Which of the above is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 1 Only

Simoom is a dry dust laden winds strong, dry, dust-laden local wind that blows in the Sahara, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the deserts of Arabian Peninsula. Khamsin is a hot, dry, sandy local wind, blowing from the south, in North Africa and Arabian Peninsula along Egypt. A Haboob is a wall of dust as a result of a microburst or downburst. It is a thick dust storm or sandstorm that blows in the deserts of North Africa and Arabia or on the plains of India.

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