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vent médium

English translation: moderate wind

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French term or phrase:vent médium
English translation:moderate wind
Entered by: Tamara Salvio
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22:47 Mar 12, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: vent médium
La chane de montagnes de l'Atlas (3600 m), qui domine cinquante kilomtres d'Essaouira, du ct de Marrakech, se situe en plein axe du fameux vent mdium qui se dirige vers Essaouira et lui donne ses vertus climatiques.
Tamara Salvio
United States
Local time: 10:53
moderate wind
Explanation:
I had to check something out myself, so checked out a couple more refs for you while I was at it! Possible names for the wind in question are :
LEVANTER
LEVANTE
SOLANO

http://www.xrefer.com/entry/218870
levanter (or solano)
The mild and humid east wind that affects the western Mediterranean, especially the south-east coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands.

Oxford Paperback Encyclopedia, © Oxford University Press 1998

http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/8/0,5716,49088 1 4...
levanter

also spelled Levante, strong wind of the western Mediterranean Sea and the southern coasts of France and Spain. It is mild, damp, and rainy and is most common in spring and fall. Its name is derived from Levant, the land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, and refers to the wind's eastward direction. The levanter reaches its maximum intensities in the Strait of Gibraltar, where it sometimes brings eastward-flying airplanes almost to a standstill. It causes foggy weather on the Spanish coast for up to two days at a time. The levanter results from a merging of the clockwise winds of a high-pressure centre over central Europe with the counterclockwise winds of a low-pressure centre over the southwestern Mediterranean.
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:53
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Thanks to all, & especially to Nikscot, as always beyond thorough! Merci infiniment.
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namoderate wind
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
namoderate wind
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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namoderate windNigel Patterson


  

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16 mins
moderate wind


Explanation:
vent médium = 8 - 15 knots


    Reference: http://www.google.com
Nigel Patterson
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Local time: 12:53
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Madeleine van Zanten

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1 hr
extra information


Explanation:
"moderate winds" (above) looks ok to me (except for the "fameux" which makes me wonder if there isn't a specific regional wind at work in your text).

There is a wealth of information that you might find useful on regional wind names at: http://www.msu.edu/user/rtsmith/wind/names.htm
and a glossary of related terms at: http://www.msu.edu/user/rtsmith/wind/i_o_term.htm

There is also this site on winds that might be helpful: http://freespace.virgin.net/mike.ryding/local.htm

Hope this helps



    Reference: http://freespace.virgin.net/mike.ryding/local.htm
    Reference: http://www.msu.edu/user/rtsmith/wind/names.htm
LAC
United States
Local time: 12:53
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2 hrs
moderate wind


Explanation:
Moderate wind is fine in context as the wind is not named. It does have a name though, see below

http://www.msu.edu/user/rtsmith/wind/names.htm

"levanter
blows through the Straits of Gibraltar, funneled through the gap between the high plateau of Spain and the Atlas Mountains of North Africa"


This place is a windsurfer's paradise, as is the bottom bit of Spain just opposite.


    Reference: http://www.msu.edu/user/rtsmith/wind/names.htm
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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4 hrs
moderate wind


Explanation:
I had to check something out myself, so checked out a couple more refs for you while I was at it! Possible names for the wind in question are :
LEVANTER
LEVANTE
SOLANO

http://www.xrefer.com/entry/218870
levanter (or solano)
The mild and humid east wind that affects the western Mediterranean, especially the south-east coast of Spain and the Balearic Islands.

Oxford Paperback Encyclopedia, © Oxford University Press 1998

http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/8/0,5716,49088 1 4...
levanter

also spelled Levante, strong wind of the western Mediterranean Sea and the southern coasts of France and Spain. It is mild, damp, and rainy and is most common in spring and fall. Its name is derived from Levant, the land at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, and refers to the wind's eastward direction. The levanter reaches its maximum intensities in the Strait of Gibraltar, where it sometimes brings eastward-flying airplanes almost to a standstill. It causes foggy weather on the Spanish coast for up to two days at a time. The levanter results from a merging of the clockwise winds of a high-pressure centre over central Europe with the counterclockwise winds of a low-pressure centre over the southwestern Mediterranean.



    Reference: http://www.xrefer.com
    Reference: http://www.britannica.com
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:53
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
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Thanks to all, & especially to Nikscot, as always beyond thorough! Merci infiniment.
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