Anticyclone: (that is, opposite to a cyclone) a weather phenomenon defined as “a large-scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere”.
A location where wind is predominant.
Cold and strong northern wind that is predominant on the shores of the Adriatic.
A gust of wind.
Intermittent gusts of wind.
Weather vane; ventilator in glass (usually on top of doors)
Urugan, whirlwind – plural of: Dagħbien
Hot and dry southernly wind usually carrying sand from North Africa.
Blowing in gusts (stated of strong winds)
Breeze (generally cool)
To blow (a breeze); to ventilate.
Cool air, breeze.
Riħ li jqum ta’ malajr u li jkun ġej minn fuq il-baħar. F’Għawdex dan ir-riħ hu magħruf l-aktar bħala ‘riħ iż-żonqor’ jew ‘riħ żonqri’. Etim. dubjuża.
English: A strong wind that forms quickly at sea. In Gozo it is mostly known as riħ iż-żonqor or riħ żonqri.
Source: Martin Morana
North-East; North Eastern wind.
North Eastern gale.
- Moving in a westernly direction.
- Blowing from the West (wind)
Proverb: ‘When the stars wink, expect wind’. When the stars filcker in a dark background, stormy weather soon follows.
Proverb: ‘the south west wind is sure to bring either wind or rain’
Proverb: ‘The East wind fills up the empty space in the sky with clouds’.
proverb: ‘the west wind raises the clouds and lowers them all the time.’ When the wind blows from the west, rain clouds keep rising all the time from that direction.
Proverb: ‘The western wind promises and gives.’ The western wind brings rain with it.
Proverb: The western wind irritates us all the time.
Riħ impoppa – a favourable wind.