pampero

A violent wind from the west or southwest, which sweeps over the pampas of South America and the adjacent seas, often doing great damage.

During the summers in the region around Buenos Aires, the pampero storms are a welcome feature marking the end of long periods of high humidity and extreme heat.

The same wind that ripped the Celebes a year ago, the same pampero that killed in Argentina, the typhoon that fed on Hawaii, the hurricane that knocked the coast of Africa early this year.

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