South foehn

From Glossary of Meteorology



south foehn

A foehn wind blowing from south (northern Italy) to north (Switzerland, southern Germany, and western Austria) over the Alps.

Because these winds blow from a warmer region to a cooler region, they are often accompanied by dramatic temperature and wind speed increases. The south foehn often results from flow in the warm sector of a cyclone system and thus it often occurs ahead of a cold front.


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