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Bora

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This article is about the bora wind. See also VW Bora for the automobile.

Bora or Bura is a northern to north-eastern katabatic wind in the Adriatic, Greece and Turkey.

Its name derives from the Greek mythological figure of Boreas.

The Bora can be often felt in the winter in the city of Trieste, Italy. In Trieste, the wind takes two different names depending on associted meteorological conditions: Bora chiara is bora in the presence of clear skies, while Rain and clouds characterize Bora scura.

The wind often blows at speeds up to 150 kilometers per hour. While Triestinians are used to the intensity of the wind, chains and ropes are occasionally stretched along the sidewalks in downtown Trieste, to facilitate pedestrian traffic during those windy days. Because of the frequency of the windy days, buildings must be constructed to withstand its force. One, fortunately rare exception, is the occasional fall of a roof tile on the head of a passer-by.

Bora is also a super-powerful robot that fought Pluto in an episode of Astro Boy. Bora's attack is a powerful cry that releases a katabatic wind, reminiscent of his name.

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