kossava

kossava

[′kȯ·sə‚vä]
(meteorology)
A cold, very squally wind descending from the east or southeast in the region of the Danube “Iron Gate” through the Carpathians, continuing westward over Belgrade, then spreading northward to the Rumanian and Hungarian borderlands and southward as far as Nish.
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Mackensen's forces had effected the crossings before the arrival of the Kossava, an autumnal weather system marked by heavy rains and high winds.
Although good weather held long enough for the river crossings to be conducted, difficulties multiplied once the Kossava arrived.