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Poll #550670 friday queez - a mighty wind

This wind occurs off south east Brazil, usually between May and September.

Where could you experience a diablo wind?

This Ausstralian wind, which occurs at the same time almost every day, is believed to be the most consistent wind in the whole world.

This wind is also the name of a traditional thick wool coat, worn by both men and women in the mountainous areas of Romania.

Normally a popular tourist destination, this region regularly experiences strong winds and flooding caused by the kona. Where in the world does the kona occur?

This is a cold offshore wind occurring in southern France, though it can extend as far as northern Spain and Italy.

The delicious nashi pear is grown in many parts of eastern Asia, and also in Australia and New Zealand. In which country could you expect to encounter the nashi wind?

This wind, which blows from the deserts of California, is mentioned in Randy Newman's hit song 'I Love L.A.'. Surfers are possibly the only people who look forward to it.

The tehuantepecer is a strong, sometimes violent, wind which occurs in Mexico. What is the meaning of this wind's name?

Author and playwright Gore Vidal gave the title of his first ever novel to this strong wind, named for the Inuit word for whirlwind.



Aug. 12th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
quite the fucker eh?
The abroholos is a violent squall occurring normally between Cape Sao Tome and Cape Frio in Brazil. It has no connection with the Abrolhos Islands, an island group off Australia, named by the Dutch navigator Fredrick Hautman in 1619.

The diablo winds are named after Mount Diablo which is near San Francisco. These winds generally occur in the Bay Area and result from a combination of high pressure over Nevada and lower pressure over the Californian coast. Mount Diablo is sacred to the Miwok Indian nation, being the site of creation according to their tradition. The mountain's name was given by early Spanish explorers because of the thick vegetation which they named 'Thicket of the Devil'.

The Fremantle doctor occurs almost every day between noon and 3 p.m in the coastal region near Perth, Western Australia. It is a cooling sea breeze which brings considerable relief to the inhabitants of the area, especially in summer when temperatures can rise to well over forty degrees centigrade. Sea breezes are the result of air movements due to very different heating and cooling rates between sea and land masses.

The guba is a strong north-west wind, often of short duration, which occurs between November and March in the south coastal area of Papua, New Guinea. It is normally a nocturnal wind, and can reach speeds of fifty knots (over 57 mph) or more.

The kona winds are named after the town of Kona on the island of Hawaii. They blow from the south or south west, and can reach speeds of sixty knots (nearly 70 mph) bringing severe flooding in their wake. Kona storms can affect any of the Hawaiian islands, and in December 1987 a kona storm hit the island of Oahu causing damage estimated at $35 million.


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