Why Do Berg Winds Occur During Winter?

(Literally, mountain wind.) A hot, dry, squally wind blowing off the interior plateau of South Africa, roughly at right angles to the coast; a type of foehn. Berg winds blow mainly in winter, when a strong anticyclone occupies the interior plateau, producing outflow across the coastal regions of South Africa.

How do berg winds affect the environment?

Fires associated with the berg winds would bum with higher frequency in zones in the landscape where forest is currently absent. The wind-fire pattern would furthermore cause calm conditions and a lower frequency of fire in localities where the forests have survived.

Which country is affected by the Berg wind?

These high temperatures are accompanied by the phenomenon of Berg winds-hot, dry winds blowing from the direction of the interior. These Berg winds occur mainly from April to September and are most frequent on the west coast of South Africa, where they occur approximately fifty times a year.


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