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Pampero


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The pampero is a west or southwest wind in Southern Argentina. This wind (often violently) picks up during the passage of a cold front of an active low passing by.

Pampero is the name for a severe squall line that occurs over the Pampas of Argentina and Uruguay. A pampero event marks the passage of a cold front and often brings a considerable drop in temperature. The Pampero is usually accompanied by very humid and close conditions, severe rain, hail and thunderstorms and is followed by a cold, dry, gusty, southerly or south-westerly wind. The first phase is called the Pampero Humedo (the humid pampero) and the second phase is known as the Pampero Seco (the dry pampero), usually turning into a dust storm the Pampero Sucio. Although the Pampero might occur at any time of the year, it is usually strongest during southern hemispheric early summer, between October and January.

Source

http://ggweather.com/winds.html

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/feature/ww221002.htm

See also

Zonda wind

Pampas

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