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In the north and on the pampas the north wind is hot and depressing, while the south wind is cool and refreshing.
Storms endangering life and property occur only in the east, caused by a high north wind with snow or rain and a low temperature.
The south wind is dry, cool and invigorating, and banishes mosquitoes for a time; the north wind is hot, moist and relaxing.
The prevalent north wind and the rise of the water tend to keep the air cool in summer.
The most striking meteorological factor in Egypt is the persistence of the north wind throughout the year, without which the climate would be very trying.