qaws

(from the article `Arabia`) ...though the prevailing direction is actually from the north-northwest. In contrast to the shaml is the less frequent qaws from the southeast. The ... ...amount. On average, rain falls only about 10 days a year. Sunshine is abundant year-round. The predominant wind is the damp, northwesterly shaml; ... [2...
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