Papagayo

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papagayo

(Also spelled popogaio.) A violent northeasterly fall wind on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua and Guatemala.

It consists of the cold air mass of a norte that has overridden the mountains of Central America and, being a descending wind, brings fine clear weather. Papagayos are most frequent and strongest in January and February, often lasting three or four days. They weaken between 7 and 10
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and freshen again, sometimes to gale force, in the evening and early night.
Compare tehuantepecer.

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