Arabian Gulf | With the season of active winds approaching, what are the winds and what effects may result from them?

2024-05-19 2024-05-19T12:21:49Z
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Arabia Weather - At the end of May every year, the season of northwesterly winds begins, characterized by being (hot, dry, and dusty) blowing over the Arabian Gulf countries, known as the Al-Bawarih winds. What are the Al-Bawarih winds, how do they arise, and what are their effects on the atmosphere of the Gulf countries?

 

First: What are the winds of Al-Bawarih and how do they arise?

They are dry, hot, and dusty northwesterly winds that affect many countries of the Arabian Gulf and are known locally as “Al-Bawareh winds.” The intensity of the Al-Bawareh winds varies from year to year, and the Al-Bawareh winds arise as a result of a difference in atmospheric pressure values between different countries and regions in the Arab world, as a result of the difference in specific temperature. Between land and water, and because land gains heat faster than water, the air expands on the surface of the land and the atmospheric pressure decreases, and then the air pressure above the sea water becomes high relative to the land, and areas with high atmospheric pressure values are generated above the waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

This coincides with the deepening of a seasonal temperature depression over the Arabian Peninsula, and as a result of the distribution of such weather systems in the Arab world, and as a result of the difference in atmospheric pressure values (the strength of the air pressure gradient), the winds move from atmospheric pressure values towards low atmospheric pressure values, so that they blow in a northwesterly direction, which is It is known as the Al-Bawarih winds, as mentioned above, and the intensity of the winds varies according to the depth of the seasonal low over the Arabian Gulf countries.

 

What effects may result from the influence of Al-Bawareh winds?

The impact of Al-Bawarih winds results in many damages and has negative effects that are not limited only to humans. Among the damages that may result from the blows of Al-Bawarih winds is that they lead to the formation of dust waves and strong sand storms and cause sand to creep in strong cases, which leads to some countries being forced to stop vital activities. In the country, such as the disruption of air traffic and maritime navigation due to high sea waves and the lack of horizontal visibility, which has a negative impact on the country’s economy. Respiratory and eye patients are also greatly affected during strong winds, and diseases such as allergies and asthma are widespread.

The impact of Al-Bawareh winds is not limited to that, as animals, trees, and plants are directly and negatively affected during the blowing of Al-Bawareh winds, causing the death of some animals and the breaking of trees.

 

God knows.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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