Wind is the flow of air or other gases that compose an atmosphere (including, but not limited to, the Earth's). In short terms-wind is air molecules in motion.Winds are commonly classified by their spatial scale, their speed, the types of forces that cause them, the geographic regions in which they occur, and their effect. While wind is often a standalone weather phenomenon, it can also occur as part of a storm system, most notably in a cyclone.

Local Wind is a wind whose velocity and direction is determined by local heating and cooling (diurnal cycle). Local winds are low velocity, averaging less than 10 mph.

Here is a list of some local winds around the world

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

Alize : North-easterly across central Africa and the Caribbean

Alizé Maritime : wet, fresh northerly wind across west central Africa

Amihan : northeasterly wind 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

Etesian (Greek name) or Meltem (Turkish name) : northerly across Greece and Turkey

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

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

Gilavar : south wind in the Absheron Peninsula of the Azerbaijan Republic
Gregale : northeasterly from Greece

Habagat : southwesterly wind across the Philippines

Harmattan : dry northerly wind across central Africa

Halny : in northern Carpathians

Helm Wind : north-easterly wind in Cumbria, England

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

Viento de Levante : easterly through Strait of Gibraltar

Libeccio : southwesterly towards Italy

Maestro : cold northerly in the Adriatic sea

Marin : south-easterly from Mediterranean to France

Meltemi µetµ(Greek)or meltem (Turkish) : Etesian northerly across Greece, Turkey, and Aegean sea

Minuano : southern Brazil

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

Nor'easter : strong storm with winds from the northeast in the eastern United States, especially New England

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

Ostro : southerly wind in the Mediterranean

Pampero(Argentina) : very strong wind which blows in the Pampa

Papagayo : periodic wind which blows across Nicaragua and Costa Rica and out over the Gulf of Papagayo

Passat (Tropic) : medium strong, constant blowing Wind in tropical Sea-Areas

Rasha-ba : strong wind in Iraq Kurdistan Region, particularly in Sulaimaniya. The word is Kurdish for Black-wind

Santa Ana winds : southern California

Shamal (wind) : Kurdish term, signifying a summer northwesterly wind blowing over Iraq and the Persian Gulf states

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

Southerly Buster : rapidly arriving low pressure cell that dramatically cools Sydney, Australia during summer

Sou'wester : strong wind which blows from the southwest, and also a type of waterproof hat designed to protect from and repel wind and rain

Squamish (wind) : strong, violent wind occurring in many of the fjords of British Columbia

Sundowner (wind) : strong offshore wind off the California coast

Tehuano : periodic wind which blows across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico and out over the Gulf of Tehuantepec

Tramontane : cold northwesterly from the Pyrenees or northeasterly from the Alps to the Mediterranean, similar to Mistral

Vendavel : westerly through the Strait of Gibraltar

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

Posted by Guide Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1 Responses to Local Winds around the world

  1. You have copied your local winds blog from the wikipedia, very bad.


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