gregale


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gregale

[grā′gä·lā]
(meteorology)
The Maltese and best-known variant of a term for a strong northeast wind in the central and western Mediterranean and adjacent European land areas; it occurs either with high pressure over central Europe or the Balkans and low pressure over Libya, when it may continue for up to 5 days, or with the passage of a depression to the south or southeast, when it lasts only 1 or 2 days; it is most frequent in winter.

gregale

A strong northeast wind on the Mediterranean.

gregale (Euroclydon)

cold, northeast wind over the central Mediterranean. [Meteorology: EB, IV: 724; N.T.: Acts 27:14]
See: Wind
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