Definition of pampero in English:
noun (plural pamperos)
A strong, cold south-westerly wind in South America, blowing from the Andes across the pampas towards the Atlantic.
- The Pampero is usually accompanied by very humid and close conditions, severe rain, hail and thunderstorms and is followed by a cold, dry, gusty, southerly or south-westerly wind.
- A pampero event marks the passage of a cold front and often brings a considerable drop in temperature.
Late 18th century: from Spanish pampas 'plain'.
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