Nordés: The Breeze of Galicia

  • Post by Weather & Climate
  • Apr 30, 2024

Galicia’s Nordés wind is a seasonal phenomenon, most prominent during the warmer months from April to September. This refreshing breeze offers a welcome respite from the summer heat, bringing a cool and invigorating touch to the region.

The Nordés is born from the interplay between Atlantic high-pressure systems and Galicia’s unique coastal topography. As these weather systems move eastward, they interact with the region’s mountainous terrain, channeling the wind from the northeast across Galicia.

Known for its rejuvenating qualities, the Nordés carries the crisp scent of the sea. Its strength varies from gentle whispers to moderate gusts, creating a pleasant atmosphere for those who experience it. The wind’s cool touch is a hallmark of Galician summers, providing relief when temperatures rise.

Several Galician cities benefit from this refreshing wind. Coastal areas like A Coruña, Vigo and Ferrol as well as inland locations such as Santiago de Compostela all feel the Nordés' influence. The wind’s effects are particularly noticeable in coastal regions and areas with direct exposure to the sea.

The Nordés is more than just a meteorological event; it’s an integral part of Galicia’s climate and culture. This distinctive wind helps shape the region’s identity, influencing everything from daily life to local traditions.

This post is also available in: Spanish.