List of local winds

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The list covers regional and local winds and local weather phenomena including seasonal winds.


  • Abrolhos (Portuguese elision for "open eyes"; squall frequent wind that occurs from May through August between Cabo de Sao Tome and Cabo Frio on the coast of Brazil)
  • Alize (northeasterly across central Africa and the Caribbean)
  • Alizé Maritime (wet, fresh northerly wind across west central Africa)[1]
  • Amihan (northeasterly wind across the Philippines)[2]
  • Autan (warm, föhn-type southeasterly wind in the Mediterranean Languedoc region)
  • 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)
  • Cers (strong, very dry northeasterly wind in the bas-Languedoc region in southern France)
  • Chinook (warm dry westerly off the Rocky Mountains)
  • Diablo (hot, dry, offshore wind from the northeast in the San Francisco bay)
  • Etesian (Greek name) or Meltem (Turkish name) (northerly across Greece and Turkey)
  • Elephanta (strong southerly or southeasterly wind on the Malabar coast of India)
  • Cierzo (cool north/northwesterly wind on Ebro Valley in Spain)
  • Carpinteiro (strong southeasterly wind along the southern Atlantic coast of Brazil)
  • Caju (stormy gale-force north-westerly in the Atlantic coast of Brazil)








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