WHAT CAUSES THE MELTEMI?

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The Cy­clades are sand­wiched (per­ma­nently) be­tween a high- and low-pres­sure sys­tem. They spawn the meltemi. The high (>1025) lies over the Balkan–hun­gary re­gion, with the low (<1010) sys­tem over Turkey. The meltemi oc­curs mainly dur­ing the sum­mer sea­son and, de­pend­ing of the fac­tors in­flu­enc­ing the two cells, it can howl for days (even weeks) at a time. Not much you can do but set­tle in with a good book.

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