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Anonymous asked in TravelFranceOther - France · 7 years ago

Famous wind in marseille (france)?

So, there are 2 famous winds in marseille, one hot and one cold, I cannot for the life of me remember their names, help anyone?

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  • 7 years ago
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    As Pablo said two winds in Provence and Mediterranean France are the Tramontane and the Mistral but both of them are COLD winds. The Tramontane blows from the North West and is milder than the Mistral which blows down the Rhone valley North South between two mountain ranges.

    Marseille gets the full brunt of this.

    The WARM winds in Southern France are called Marin, Sirocco and Autan.

    http://www.languedoc-france.info/110501_tramontane...

    http://www.languedoc-france.info/110515_mistral.ht...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marin_(wind)

    There is also the Levant and the Cers winds in that area.

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  • David
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    7 years ago

    The only famous wind I can think of which would be applicable in Marseille's case would be the "mistral". It even routinely affects the trajectory of the ball during soccer matches at the Stade Vélodrome, home to Olympique de Marseille, one of France's best-known soccer clubs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistral_(wind)

    "Widely criticized and unloved by the Marseillais for its architecture (no roof, exposure to strong mistral winds and poor acoustics), the Stade Vélodrome has since 2003 been the subject of several projects to modernize and enlarge it."

    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stade_Vélodrome

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  • 7 years ago

    Le mistral, coming from the South (is warm) -

    La tramontane, coming from the North, (is cold) -

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