Along somewhat similar lines are "sirocco" winds, which is a hot wind that blows north-to-northeast across the Sahara Desert.
As it blows across the Mediterranean Sea, it picks up moisture, and then plows into southern Europe as a hot and humid flow. It can bring triple-digit heat with uncomfortable humidity to areas such as Italy and southern France. It can also bring a lot of dust.
Not to be outdone are "williwaw" winds, which are violent winds that come off mountainous coastal terrains and can destroy sailing ships along the coastline.
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