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List of Famous Local Winds of the World

The Local Winds are basically originated due to Convection from daytime heating; Unequal heating and cooling of the surface; and Gravity, including downdrafts. Here, we are giving the list of Important Local Winds of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.
Apr 29, 2019 19:47 IST
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Local Winds all over the World
Local Winds all over the World

Wind is the flow of gases on a large scale. It is caused by differences in air pressure within our atmosphere. They are classified by their spatial scale, their speed, the types of forces that cause them, the regions in which they occur, and their effect. The Local Winds are basically originated due to Convection from daytime heating; Unequal heating and cooling of the surface; and Gravity, including downdrafts.

List of Famous Local Winds of the World

1. Abrolhos

Region: Brazil

2. Alisio

Region: Caribbean

3. Alize

Region: Central Africa and the Caribbean

4. Alize Maritime

Region: West central Africa

5. Amihan

Region: Philippines

6. Autan

Region: Mediterranean Languedoc region

7. Barguzin wind

Region: Russia

8. Bayamo

Region: Cuba's southern coast

9. Berg

Region: South Africa

10. Bise

Region:  Switzerland

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11. Brickfielder

Region: Southern Australia)

12. Bora

Region:  Eastern Europe and north-eastern Italy

13. Brisote

Region: Cuba

14. Buran

Region: Eastern Asia

15. Caju

Region:  Atlantic coast of Brazil

16. Calima

Region: Saharan Air Layer across the Canary Islands

17. Carpinteiro

Region: Southern Atlantic coast of Brazil

18. Cape Doctor

Region:  South African coast

19. Cers

Region:  Bas-Languedoc region in southern France)

20. Chinook

Region: Rocky Mountains

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21. Cierzo

Region:  Ebro Valley in Spain

22. Cordonazo

Region:  West coast of Mexico

23. Coromuel

Region: La Paz area of the Baja California peninsula and the Gulf of California

24. Crivaț

Region: Moldavia, Dobruja, and the Baragan Plain parts of Romania

25. Diablo

Region:  San Francisco Bay

26. Elephanta

Region: Malabar Coast of India)

27. Etesian or Meltem

Region:  Greece and Turkey

28. Euroclydon

Region:  Mediterranean

29. Fohn or foehn

Region: Northern side of the Alps and North Italy

30. Fremantle Doctor

Region: Perth, Western Australia

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31. Garua, la garua, or garoa

Region:  Lower western slopes of the Andes

32. Ghibli

Region:  Libya)

33. Gilavar

Region: Absheron Peninsula of the Azerbaijan Republic

34. Gregale

Region:  Greece

35. Habagat

Region:  Philippines

36. Halny

 Region:  Northern Carpathians

37. Harmattan

Region: Central Africa

38. Helm

Region: Cumbria, England

39. Kaimai Breeze

Region:   Downdrafts in the Kaimai Range

40. Kali Andhi or simply Andhi

Region:  Northwestern parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain region of the Indian Subcontinent

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41. Karaburan

Region: Central Asia

42. Karakaze

 Region:  Gunma Prefecture in Japan

43. Khamsin

Region: Egypt

44. Kona

Region: Hawaii

45. Kosava

Region:  Serbia

46. Leste

Region:  Madeira and Canary Islands

47. Viento de Levante or Levanter

Region:  Strait of Gibraltar

48. Leveche

Region: Coastal Mediterranean Spain

49. Libeccio

Region:  Italy

50. Llevantades

Region: East coast of Spain

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51. Lodos

Region:  Turkey

52. Loo

Region: Plains of India and Pakistan

53. Maestro

Region: Adriatic Sea

54. Marin

Region:  Mediterranean and France

55. Meltemi or meltem Turkish

Region:  Greece, Turkey, and Aegean Sea

56. Minuano

Region:  Brazil

57. Mistral

Region: Central France and the Alps to Mediterranean

58. N'aschi

Region: Iranian coast of the Persian Gulf and the Makran coast

59. Nigeq

Region:  Greenland

60. Norte

Region: Mexico

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61. North wind

Region: Gulf of Mexico and Isthmus of Tehuantepec

62. Nor'easter

Region: North eastern coast of the United States (particularly New England states) and the east coast of Canada (Atlantic Canada)

63. Nor'wester

Region:  East Coast of New Zealand's South Island

64. Oroshi

Region:  Kanto Plain)

65. Ostro

Region:  Mediterranean

66. Pampero

Region:  Argentina

67. Papagayo

Region:  Nicaragua and Costa Rica and the Gulf of Papagayo

67. Passat

Region:  Sea in Tropical areas)

68. Piteraq

Region:  Greenlandic east coast

69. Poniente

Region: Gibraltar Strait

70. Puelche

Region: Western slope of the Andes in south-central Chile

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71. Rashabar or Rashaba or "black wind"

Region: Kurdistan Region of Iraq, particularly in Sulaimaniya

72. Roaring Forties

Region:  Southern Hemisphere

73. Santa Ana winds

Region:  Southern California

74. Santa Lucia winds

Region: Southern San Luis Obispo and northern Santa Barbara Counties, California

75. Sarma

Region:  Western shore of Lake Baikal

76. Shamal

Region: Iraq and the Persian Gulf states

77. Sharqi

Region:  Middle East

78. Simoom

Region:  Israel, Jordan, Syria, and the desert of Arabia

79. Sirocco

Region: North Africa to southern Europe

80. Solano

Region: Southern sector of Spain

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81. Southerly Buster

Region:  Sydney, Australia

82. Southwester

Region:  Spain

83. Squamish

Region:  Fjords of British Columbia

84. Sudestada

Region: Uruguay's Rio de la Plata coast

85. Les Suetes

Region: Cape Breton Highlands

86. Sukhovey

Region: Steppes, semi-deserts, and deserts of the Kazakhstan and the Caspian region

87. Sundowner

Region: California coast

88. Tehuantepecer or Tehuano wind

Region:  Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico and the Gulf of Tehuantepec

89. Tramontane

Region: Mediterranean Region (similar to Mistral)

90. Vendavel

Region:  Strait of Gibraltar

91. Warm Braw

Region:  Schouten Islands, north of New Guinea

92. Washoe Zephyr

Region:  Western Nevada

93. Williwaw

Region: Strait of Magellan, the Aleutian Islands, and the coastal fjords of Southeast Alaska

94. Witch of November, or November Witch

Region: Great Lakes in autumn

95. Wreckhouse

Region: South-western Newfoundland

96. Zonda wind

Region: Eastern slope of the Andes in Argentina

In the above list of Famous Local Winds of the World will concretise the general knowledge of readers.

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