Wind-shear Synonyms

A change in wind direction and speed between slightly different altitudes, especially a sudden downdraft. Depending on its scale, wind shear can cause a variety of effects, from minor turbulence to tornadoes. Wind shear caused by interactions between oceanic and atmospheric winds can be so strong that it can dissipate hurricanes.
  1. slant-of-wind
  2. veering wind
  3. wind shift
  4. sudden downdraft
  5. microburst