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1. This wind occurs off south east Brazil, usually between May and September.
2. Repeated twice, the name of this very strong wind is that of a Pacific island in the Society Islands group.
3. This warm wind has the same name as that of a North American Indian tribe.
4. Where could you experience a diablo wind?
5. The elephanta is a strong, dry wind which occurs in the central African plains.
6. This local wind, which occurs at the same time almost every day, is believed to be the most consistent wind in the whole world.
7. This wind is also the name of a traditional thick wool coat, worn by both men and women in the mountainous areas of Romania.
8. This is a dry, east wind which blows across the west coast of Africa and the Gulf of Guinea.
9. 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?
10. The name of this wind means 'where the sun rises'. It blows from the east, often bringing rain or fog, and can create a long streamer like cloud over a world famous landmark.
11. This is a cold offshore wind occurring in southern France, though it can extend as far as northern Spain and Italy.
12. The delicious nashi pear is grown in many parts of eastern Asia, and also in Australia and New Zealand, but in which country could you expect to encounter the nashi wind?
13. The ostria is a warm wind which occurs in Bulgaria.
14. This very powerful wind can be extremely dangerous to mariners. It occurs in an area of the world known for its vast expanses of ice.
15. The reshabar is a katabatic (downhill) wind which occurs in the Caucasus. What does this wind's name mean?
16. 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.
17. The tehuantepecer is a strong, sometimes violent, wind which occurs in Mexico. What is the meaning of this wind's name?
18. Author and playwright Gore Vidal gave the title of his first ever novel to this strong wind, named for the Inuit word for whirlwind.
19. The yamaoroshii, or yamarashi, is both the name of a katabatic (downhill) wind and a throw used in the martial sport of jujitsu. What is the meaning of this word?
20. The name of this wind is also a Hebrew female name and the name of a prestige sports car.
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