The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov


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Yuzhak – the local name of the strong southern wind on the coast of Chukotka, particularly, in the area of the Chaunskaya Bay (the Pevek Bay). It arises within an hour, develops the speed of 40 m/s and more, and can blow for 3 or 4 days. In winter, it carries the snow away from the continental shore and destroys small-sized buildings. In summer, it is not only dangerous for small vessels, lying out at the Pevek, but for bigger vessels as well.

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