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Types of wind

airstream

noun

a wind, especially one blowing high in the sky

breeze

noun

a light wind

crosswind

noun

a wind that blows across the direction that you are travelling in

dust devil

noun

a small whirlwind (=strong circular wind) that is common in hot dry parts of the US. Dust devils are much smaller than tornadoes and do not usually cause damage.

easterly

noun

a wind that blows from the east

gale

noun

a very strong wind

gust

noun

a sudden strong wind

headwind

noun

a wind that blows in the opposite direction to the one in which you are moving

jet stream

noun

a powerful wind current in the air above the Earth

mistral

noun

a cold, dry wind from the north that is common in the south of France

monsoon

noun

the wind that causes a monsoon

prevailing wind

noun

a wind that blows in a particular area at a particular time of year

sandstorm

noun

a strong wind in the desert that blows clouds of sand in the air

sea breeze

noun

a gentle wind that blows from the sea onto the land

sirocco

noun

a hot wind that begins in the Sahara and moves across the Mediterranean, often bringing dust

southwester

noun

a strong wind or storm that is moving in a south-west direction

tailwind

noun

a wind that blows in the same direction in which a vehicle is moving. A wind that blows directly towards a vehicle is called a headwind.

tornado

noun

a very strong wind that goes quickly round in a circle or funnel

trade wind

noun

a wind that blows continuously towards the equator (=the imaginary line around the middle of the Earth)

turbulence

noun

sudden violent movements of air or water

twister

noun

a tornado

typhoon

noun

a tropical storm with strong winds that move in circles

whirlwind

noun

a very powerful dangerous wind that spins extremely fast, carrying away anything in its path

wind

noun

a natural current of air that moves fast enough for you to feel it

windstorm

noun

a period of bad weather when there is a lot of wind but no rain

zephyr

noun

a gentle wind

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