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Pampero Winds


The pampero is a burst of cold polar air from the west, southwest or south on the pampas in the south of Brazil,Argentina and Uruguay. This wind (often violently) picks up during the passage of a cold front of an active low passing by. It takes the form of a line squall and there is a marked drop in temperature after its passing. The Pampero is most common at winter in the southern hemisphere.

Sources

Wind names at ggweather.com. Accessed Jan 2009

Penguin Dictionary of Geography , W G Moore , 1949

See also

Zonda wind

Pampas

Southerly Burster similar wind in Australia

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