• # question_answer Consider the following statements about the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). 1. It is a high pressure zone located near the equator. 2. During July, ITCZ shifts to about $20{}^\circ N-25{}^\circ N$ latitudes over Gangetic plain. 3. The shift of ITCZ in summer encourages the South-West monsoon in India. Which o/the statements given above are correct? A)  1 and 2            B)  2 and 3 C)  1 and 3            D) (d) All of these

[b] Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is a low pressure zone located at the equator where the trade winds converge. In the month of July, the ITCZ is located around $20{}^\circ \,\,N-25{}^\circ \,\,N$ latitudes over the Gangetic plains and is often called the 'monsoon trough'. Due to this shift of ITCZ, the trade winds of the Southern hemisphere cross the equator between $40{}^\circ \,\,E$ and $60{}^\circ \,\,E$ longitudes and start blowing from South-West to North-West due to Coriolis force. This causes the South-West monsoon in India.