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foehn

also föhn  (fœn, fān)
n.
A warm dry wind coming off the lee slopes of a mountain range, especially off the northern slopes of the Alps.

[German Föhn, from Middle High German fœnne, from Old High German phōno, from Vulgar Latin *faōnius, from Latin favōnius, the west wind, from favēre, to be favorable.]
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foehn

(fɜːn; German føːn)
n
(Physical Geography) meteorol a variant spelling of föhn
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foehn

or föhn

(feɪn; Ger. fœn)

n.
a warm, dry wind descending a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
[1860–65; < German Föhn, Middle High German foenne, Old High German phōnno < Vulgar Latin *faōnius, for Latin Favōnius Favonius]
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foehn, föhn

a warm, dry wind that blows down the side of a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
See also: Wind
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foehn - a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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Translations
föhnföhn-tuuli
főn
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The chinook is likely the most severe foehn wind on earth due to the unique physiography and climatology of the Rockies, but what we learn from these chinooks applies equally well to the northeasterly Santa Ana winds of the California coast, the easterly Wasatch winds in the Salt Lake City basin, the east winds of Oregon and Washington, and even the zonda of Argentina.
After the 'collapse' of bright Foehn weather, the rains are usually brought by a wind blowing from the west or the southwest.
Taitung could see the temperatures climb further due to foehn winds.
During long-lasting foehn winds in January, a daily mean temperature of 13.8[degrees]C was measured at station Sunndalsora (Norway) on 25 January, which was the highest daily mean temperature ever recorded in January by a weather station in Norway and is a value more commonly measured around the beginning of July.
It is Fohnwetter, caused by the warm southern wind, fohn (a term used in German and French-speaking Switzerland; 'foehn' in English).
Taitung is expected to see a high temperature of 38 degrees due to foehn winds.
In March, a deep low pressure system over the United Kingdom triggered a foehn storm in the northern Alps, bringing up to 100 mm of precipitation within three days in the southern Alps.
Warming caused by the subsidence of southwest winds over the mountains will bring a chance of foehn winds in southeastern Taiwan on Friday.
In Taitung, the high temperatures will be caused by foehn winds, which are hot, dry and strong downslope winds, the CWB said.
While pressures can be considered fairly uniform, local temperatures are well known to be highly variable around Ross Island and on parts of the Ross Ice Shelf, owing to, for example, katabatic and foehn winds and variations in sea ice cover (e.g., Bromwich 1989; Spiers et al.
*Be advised that there will be a chance of foehn winds in Taitung and Hualien from the morning of July 10 to the early morning of July 11.