Sirocco

The winds of the Mediterranean

Sirocco, scirocco, /, jugo or, rarely, siroc (Catalan: Xaloc; Sicilian: Sciroccu; Greek: Σορόκος; Italian: Scirocco; Spanish: Siroco; Occitan: Siròc, Eisseròc; Croatian: Jugo, literally southerly; Libyan Arabic: Ghibli; Egypt: khamsin; Tunisia: ch'hilli) is a Mediterranean wind that comes from the Sahara and can reach hurricane speeds in North Africa and Southern Europe, especially during the summer season.

Development

It arises from a warm, dry, tropical airmass that is pulled northward by low-pressure cells moving eastward across the Mediterranean Sea, with the wind originating in the Arabian or Sahara deserts.[1] The hotter, drier continental air mixes with the cooler, wetter air of the maritime cyclone, and the counter-clockwise circulation of the low propels the mixed air across the southern coasts of Europe.

Other Languages
العربية: شهيلي
aragonés: Saloc
azərbaycanca: Sirokko
беларуская: Сірока
български: Сироко
bosanski: Jugo
català: Xaloc
čeština: Jugo
corsu: Sciroccu
dansk: Scirocco
Deutsch: Scirocco
eesti: Siroko
Ελληνικά: Σιρόκος
español: Siroco
Esperanto: Siroko
euskara: Siroko
فارسی: سیروکو
français: Sirocco
Gaeilge: Sireacó
한국어: 시로코
հայերեն: Սիրոկկո
हिन्दी: सिरोको
hrvatski: Jugo
Ido: Siroko
italiano: Scirocco
ქართული: სიროკო
қазақша: Сирокко
latviešu: Siroko
lietuvių: Sirokas
lumbaart: Sirocch
македонски: Југо (ветар)
მარგალური: სიროკო
Nederlands: Sirocco (wind)
नेपाल भाषा: सिराँको
日本語: シロッコ
norsk: Scirocco
norsk nynorsk: Sjirokko
occitan: Siròc
polski: Sirocco
português: Siroco
română: Sirocco
русский: Сирокко
Scots: Sirocco
sicilianu: Sciroccu (ventu)
slovenščina: Jugo
کوردی: گێبڵی (با)
српски / srpski: Југо (ветар)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Jugo (vjetar)
suomi: Sirocco
svenska: Sirocco
Türkçe: Sirokko
українська: Сироко
Tiếng Việt: Gió Sirocco
Zazaki: Sirokko
中文: 西洛可风