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What symbol is used to indicate calm winds?

What symbol is used to indicate calm winds?

Calm wind is indicated by a large circle drawn around the skycover symbol. One long barb is used to indicate each 10 knots with the short barb representing 5 knots. At 50 knots, the barbs changes to a pennant. For wind speeds higher than 50 knots, long and short barbs are used again in combination with the pennant(s).

What do wind direction symbols mean?

The symbol highlighted in yellow (in the diagram above) is known as a “Wind Barb”. The wind barb indicates the wind direction and wind speed. Wind barbs point in the direction “from” which the wind is blowing. On the otherhand, the term “eastward” means that the winds are blowing towards the east.

How do you read wind forecast?

Wind direction is reported by the direction from which it originates. For example, a north or northerly wind blows from the north to the south. Wind direction is usually reported in cardinal (or compass) direction, or in degrees.

What is the meaning of the Greek word Tramontane?

(The wind coming over the mountain will drive me mad…) In Greece, tramountána ( Greek: Τραμουντάνα) [tramuˈdana] is used as a nautical term to define not only the northern wind, but also the northern direction and even the cardinal point of north on a compass. In Italy it is called tramontana [tramonˈtaːna].

Where does the Tramontane wind come from in Italy?

It is a northeasterly or northerly winter wind that blows from the Alps and Apennines (South of the Alps) to the Italian coast. It is very prevalent on the west coast of Italy and Northern Corsica. It is caused by a weather system from the west following a depression on the Mediterranean.

Where does the word tramontana come from in Slovenia?

It is a fresh wind of the fine weather mistral type. In Slovenia a word tramontana [tɾamɔnˈtáːna] is used for a strong northerly, often hurricane -force wind that blows from the Alps to the Venice bay over Trieste, Slovenian coast and Istria with gusts sometimes as high as 200 km/h (usually 80 km/h).

Where are the Tramontane clouds located in France?

Tramontane clouds, Port-Leucate (Aude), south-central France. The tramontane [tʁa.mɔ̃.tan] in France is a strong, dry cold wind from the north (on the Mediterranean) or from the northwest (in lower Languedoc, Roussillon, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands).