From Glossary of Meteorology


A violent squally wind from north or north-northeast in the Gulf of Tehuantepec (south of southern Mexico) in winter.

It originates in the Gulf of Mexico as a norther that crosses the isthmus and blows through the gap between the Mexican and Guatemalan mountains. It may be felt up to 160 km (100 miles) out to sea.
Compare papagayo;
see mountain-gap wind, jet-effect wind.