Local winds – IAS Synopsis

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The heating of land gives rise to many local winds around the world.
Some of the major local winds of the world are listed below :
 Abroholos: squall frequent wind that occurs from May through August between Cabo de Sao Tome and Cabo Frio on the coast of Brazil
 Amihan : northeasterly wind across the Philippines
 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
 Chinook : warm dry westerly off the Rocky Mountains



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