mountain-gap wind


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mountain-gap wind

[′mau̇nt·ən ¦gap ‚wind]
(meteorology)
A local wind blowing through a gap between mountains.
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The mountains along Red Sea coasts affect the winds in another way, the mountains aren't entirely compact; there are several gaps in them, the tunnel surrounding the Red Sea has a few holes in both sides, sometimes the winds blow through one of these holes and cross the tunnel, these are the mountain-gap wind jets.
We discovered that the wintertime mountain-gap wind events blast the Red Sea with dry air.
The mountain-gap winds in summer blow from Africa to Saudi Arabia through the Tokar Gap near the Sudanese coast.