The winner of the raffle at the Bulgarian site for kitesurfing www.kitemaina.com is Vladimir Pavlov from Sofia.
Vladimir sent most good article on the topic: wind blowing in the Aegean Sea from spring to late autumn.
With its brilliant predstyavyane voucher goes to Vladimir Pavlov who sent us the most good article which we publish below:
Etesian (/ ɨti ː ʒəns / or / ɨti ː ziənz /; ancient Greek ετησίαι 'annual (winds)', found in Latin - etesiae), meltemi μελτέμι (Greek) or Meltem (Turkish) are strong, dry northerly winds in the Aegean Sea, which blow around mid-May to mid-September to October. According to C. Michael Hogan, Etesian winds have a major influence on the climate of the Aegean.
At the time of the hot summer days, it was always the perfect time and is considered a blessing. These winds are strong throughout the day and most often die with the coming of evening, but sometimes Meltem winds continue for days without stopping.These winds blow in and Adritechsko Yoniisko Sea. Meltemi winds are considered dangerous for floating vessels, with the exception of our course, because they appear absolutely clear and in good time without notice and reach force 7-8 Beaufort. Most flying canvas and some ferries are unable to fly in such conditions and are forced to "hide".
Etesian Greek word is derived from the Greek word έτος (ethos), meaning year, which suggests annual variation and intensity of wind this summer - ie This wind is given, when the time changes from winter to summer and vice versa in the Aegean region. In fact, these winds have been described since ancient times, when it occurred and the word for Etesian (Greek: ετησίες) or annual. The Turkish word is probably borrowed from Italian (Latin) language mal tempo 'bad weather'. Although it is sometimes called the monsoon wind, the wind Meltem is dry and it does not meet contrary winds in winter. However, winds Etesian are distantly related and summer monsoons of indiiskiya subcontinent as it is an area with low atmospheric pressure, located between the other two with higher pressure, which actually reinforces, and perhaps the reason the winds Etesian to blow in the summer. The whole Mediterranean climate is too often called climate Etesian which is a testament to the strong influence of the wind across the region.
Etesian winds are mainly due to the great continental depression centered in Asia and yuzhnozapadna blow mainly from the direction which can be anywhere between northeast and northwest, depending on local topography of the location. Time during the meltemi is usually nice and clear, cool northerly winds great summer heat in the region.
In the north Aegean Sea, where in fact is Gyokcheada and most spots for kite and windsurfing, Etesian wind blows from the north-east to north. Moving south, the central Aegean region, the wind is basically north while the southern Aegean region, and Kritko Carpathian Sea, the direction is changed to northwest. These winds blow in Cyprus and with the western and southwest, but already quite wet.
Throughout history the wind was strong Etesian strategy used by sailors, including Philip II of Macedonia is its account of military operations by the wind so that its southern enemies are not able to sail north or to do it very slowly and thus are notcould reach him. Today, however, that wind puts a huge smile and filled with positive energy and sportiness all keen surfers and kaytisti from Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, and even more distant countries.
Vladimir Pavlov 12/19/2011