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see also:

winter / storm

Aristotle METE


Lucretius DRN

Seneca NQ

References for Greek and Latin

storm at the sea
Modern Description

written by Susanne M Hoffmann

Winter is the stormy season at the Mediterranean because then this area is under the influence of the wind cells of the moderate latitudes (in the north). While in summer, North Africa is ruled by the trade winds, the tropical wind system rules the area around the southern tropic in winter. The northern tropic (Egypt) and the Mediterranean are then influenced by the cool and strong winds that make sailing dangerous.

Further Remarks

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