Sunday, 6 March 2016

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MAJOR LOCAL WINDS

MAJOR LOCAL WINDS : :

• Abroholos: squall frequent wind that occurs from May through August between Cabo de Sao Tome and Cabo Frio on the coast of Brazil

• Amihan : northeasterlywind across the Philippines

• Bayamo : violent wind on Cuba's southern coast

• Bora : northeasterly from eastern Europe to northeastern Italy

• Calima : dust-laden south to southeasterly wind blowing in the Saharan Air Layer across the Canary Islands

• Cape Doctor : dry south-easterly wind that blows on the South African coast in summer

• Chinook : warm dry westerly off the Rocky Mountains

• Elephanta : strong southerly or southeasterly wind on the Malabar coast of India

• Föhn : warm dry southerly off the northern side of the Alps and the North Italy, the name gave rise to the fén-fēng or 'burning wind' of Taiwan

• Fremantle Doctor : afternoon sea breeze from the Indian Ocean which cools Perth, Western Australia during summer

• Gregale : northeasterly from Greece

• Habagat : southwesterly wind across the Philippines

• Harmattan : dry northerly wind across central Africa

• Karaburan : "black storm", a Spring and Summer Katabatic wind of central Asia

• Khamsin : southeasterly from north Africa to the eastern Mediterranean

• Khazri : cold north wind in the Absheron Peninsula of the Azerbaijan Republic

• Kona : southeast wind in Hawaii, replacing trade winds, bringing high humidity and often rain

• Košava : strong and cold southeasterly season wind in Serbia

• Lodos : southwesterly towards Turkey. Strong "Lodos" events occur 6 - 7 times a year bringing 35 kt winds into Marmara Sea. The winds are funneled SE from the Mediterranean and through the Dardanelles Strait.

• Loo : hot and dry wind which blows over plains of India and pakistan.

• Mistral : cold northerly from central France and the Alps to Mediterranean

• Monsoon : mainly south-westerly winds combined with heavy rain in various areas close to the equator

• North wind : northern cold winds blowing from the Gulf of Mexico to the Isthmus of Nor'wester : wind that brings rain to the West Coast, and warm dry winds to the East Coast
of New Zealand's South Island, caused by the moist prevailing winds being uplifted over the Southern Alps, often accompanied by a distinctive arched cloud pattern

• Pampero : Argentina, very strong wind which blows in the Pampa

• Simoom : strong, dry, desert wind that blows in the Sahara, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the desert of Arabia

• Sirocco : southerly from north Africa to southern Europe

• Sundowner : strong offshore wind off the California coast

• Zonda wind : on the eastern slope of the Andes in Argentina

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