Published On: Wed, May 5th, 2010

World Physical Facts-Important Local Winds

1. Chinook-Hot, dry wind in Rockies, also called ‘snow eater’.

2. Foehn-Hot, dry wind in the Alps

3.Khamsin-Hot, dry wind in Egypt.

4. Sirocco-Hot, moist wind from Sahara to Mediterranean Sea

5. Solano-Hot, moist wind from Sahara towards Iberian Peninsula

6. Harmattan-Hot, dry wind blowing outwards from the interior of W.Africa, also called Guinea Doctor.

7. Bora-Cold, dry wind blowing outwards from Hungary to the north of Italy (near Adriatic Sea).

8. Mistral-Very cold wind, which blows from the Alps over France

9.Punas-Cold, dry wind blowing down towards the western side of Andes.

10.Blizzard-Very cold winds in Tundra region

11.Purga-Cold wind in Russian tundra

12. Levanter-Cold wind in Spain

13 Norwester-Hot wind in New Zealand

14.Santa Ana-Hot wind in S. California in USA.

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