SIROCCO , a name applied to two quite distinct types of
See also:wind . The first type is the characteristic wind of the winter
See also:season in the Mediterranean region, and is associated with the eastern side of local depression or cyclones, in which the
See also:weather is moist, cloudy and rainy, the prevailing directions being south and south-east . The second type is the intensely dry dust-laden wind of the
See also:desert which receives this name in
See also:Sicily and
See also:southern Italy especially, where the general direction is south-east or south-west . Local winds of this latter type receive a
See also:great variety of names in different parts of the Mediterranean and surrounding regions (see
See also:SIMOOM) .
SIRMUR, or SARMOR (also called NAHAN, after the chi...
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