Meditteranean Winds

The Bora Wind of the Aegean Sea

The bora of the Aegean Sea is a cold, north to northeast katabatic wind flowing from the Balkans Peninsula and the mountains of western Turkey, through the Vardar and Dardenelles gaps and finally into the Aegean Sea (similar to Bora - Adriatic Sea). The flow is confined to the Aegean Sea by the Rhodope mountain range to the north of the Aegean Sea, the Boz Daglar to the east and the Pindus mountains to the west. As the flow moves south, it is channeled and its direction changes to northwesterly flow. The gale-force Bora--Aegean Sea can also be produced when high pressure over the Balkans interacts with a low moving across Crete, south of the Aegean Sea.



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