Maud wrote:If you have somewhere 'in mind' for building Raw, ask a friend who is 'local' if it is a windy place! I know some Germans who did not listen to local advice. Everyone told them not to build on a piece of land that had an amazing view, but it was where the old threshing circle for the village had been situated! It was one of the worst places anyone could build on. They built their house, stayed in it for 18 months, then took three years to sell it.
There will be cynics who say people will tell you anything to sell you some land. - It is true......but if you ask someone you trust......
In answer to your question, West or East makes very little difference. It is why Crete is often referred to as 'The Windy Island.' - Although in my experience other islands are also windy! It also depends on the time of year, and which winds are blowing. Local knowledge once you have decided where you want to be would be my advice.
Maud wrote:Yes Bob, I have read it and would recommend it to others. It is tucked away somewhere in one of the bookcases. You have just remained me to re-read it!
Places like Plakias and Frangokastello on the south west coast are notorious for strong winds Raw, but weather on the south coast is often good when it is bad on the north. What you need is a house in both locations!
You could have just put a link to the article you got it from?mouche wrote:The region of Earth receiving the Sun's direct rays is the equator. Here, air is heated and rises, leaving low pressure areas behind. Moving to about thirty degrees north and south of the equator, the warm air from the equator begins to cool and sink. Between thirty degrees latitude and the equator, most of the cooling sinking air moves back to the equator. The rest of the air flows toward the poles. The air movements toward the equator are called trade winds- warm, steady breezes that blow almost continuously. The Coriolis Effect makes the trade winds appear to be curving to the west, whether they are traveling to the equator from the south or north.
The trade winds coming from the south and the north meet near the equator. These converging trade winds produce general upward winds as they are heated, so there are no steady surface winds. This area of calm is called the doldrums.
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