meltemi

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meltemi

(mɛlˈtɛmɪ)
n
(Physical Geography) a northerly wind in the northeast Mediterranean; etesian wind
[C20: from Modern Greek, from Turkish meltem]
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This part of the island - 40 minutes' drive from Heraklion airport - is cooled by the Meltemi wind so there is none of the humidity you often experience elsewhere on Crete at the height of summer.
The Finn and the Yngling were the only classes to compete yesterday after organisers deemed the local Meltemi winds too strong for the other divisions.
THE MELTEMI winds taught schoolteacher Sarah Gibbins a harsh lesson yesterday as she saw her Athens dreams blown away.
SHOOTING: Great Britain's Olympic shooting hopes now turn to Sydney gold medallist Richard Faulds after Sarah Gibbins saw her Athens dreams blown away by the Meltemi winds.
Single-handed and two-person dinghies would be available, ranging from speedy RS400s to Toppers, Laser Picos and Wayfarers, while windsurfers had a bevy of boards to battle against the promised light-to breezy Meltemi winds.