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BISA [1 record]

Record 1 2012-02-20

English

Subject field(s)
  • Meteorology
DEF

A dry, usually rather cold N. or N.E. wind, blowing across parts of Switzerland, N. Italy and S. France, similar in nature to the "mistral" and the "tramontana."

OBS

It occurs most frequently in spring, when it may bring bright sunny weather, and is also common in winter when it may bring snow. It can cause harmful frosts in spring.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Météorologie
DEF

Vent nord ou nord-est qui souffle dans les régions montagneuses de France et de Suisse.

CONT

C'est un vent froid, modérément fort et généralement sec. La bise est la plus fréquente au printemps lorsqu'elle apporte habituellement du temps ensoleillé et en hiver lorsqu'elle amène un ciel très nuageux et des chutes de neige ou de grêle [...]

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Meteorología
DEF

Viento frío y relativamente seco del norte al nordeste que sopla en las regiones montañosas de Francia y Suiza.

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