What are local winds?

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Apr 11, 2015

Local wind is one of a number of winds that are influenced predominantly by the topographic features of a relatively small region.

Local winds occur on a small spatial scale, their horizontal dimensions typically several tens to a few hundreds of kilometres. There are many such winds around the world, some of them cold, some warm, some wet, some dry (see the list).

They also tend to be short-lived lasting typically several hours to a day or two.

Here is a short list of local winds if you need it.