9. Which of the statements given below is correct?

(i) In winter the winds flow from the land to the ocean.

(ii) In summer the winds flow from the land towards the ocean.

(iii) A cyclone is formed by a very high-pressure system with very high-speed winds revolving around it.

(iv) The coastline of India is not vulnerable to cyclones.

Answers (1)

(i) In winter the winds flow from the land to the ocean. - Correct

(ii) In summer the winds flow from the land towards the ocean. - False

(iii) A cyclone is formed by a very high-pressure system with very high-speed winds revolving around it. - False

(iv) The coastline of India is not vulnerable to cyclones. - False

We know, land gets hot and cool very rapidly. During winter, the land gets cool faster than the ocean thus creating a high pressure region. Thus winds blow from land to the ocean.

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