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List of Famous Local Winds of the World

09-AUG-2017 15:47

    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 Famous Local Winds of the World that will not only enhance the general knowledge of aspirants of different examinations but also to the general readers.


    Local Winds of the World

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    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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