What is another word for Siroccos?

Pronunciation: [sɪɹˈɒkə͡ʊz] (IPA)

Siroccos, also known as sciroccos, refer to hot, dusty and dry winds that originate from the Sahara and sweep across the Mediterranean region. These winds go by different names depending on the region they affect. In Arabic-speaking countries, they are known as 'khamsin', while in Greece, they are called 'livas'. In Spain, they are called 'levante', and in Tunisia and Libya, they are referred to as 'chergui'. Siroccos are typically associated with high temperatures, low humidity, and a hazy atmosphere caused by the presence of fine sand and dust. Although they can be uncomfortable and sometimes hazardous, they are an essential part of the Mediterranean ecosystem and play a role in shaping the region's weather patterns.

What are the hypernyms for Siroccos?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    environment, wind, mediterranean climate, tropical air mass, Adriatic Wind, Maritime Weather Phenomenon.

Usage examples for Siroccos

Heat waves rose from the bare expanse of the Luneta like Siroccos from the nether regions, and the palm trees of the Malecon Drive, seen through the shimmering air, appeared to dance like souls in torture.
"Isle o' Dreams"
Frederick F. Moore

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