Which one of the following causes rainfall during winters in the northwestern part of India?

a. Cyclonic depression

b. Retreating monsoon

c. Western disturbances

d. Southwest monsoon



So, the correct answer is (a): Cyclonic depression


  • The inflow of cyclonic disturbances/depressions from the west and northwest is a defining feature of the cold weather season over the northern plains. 
  • These low-pressure systems form over the Mediterranean Sea and western Asia before moving into India with the westerly flow. 
  • They bring much-needed winter rains in the northwestern part of India and snow to the mountains.
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