winds of the Mediterranean are chanelled through the deep valleys between
the mountain chains and sweep into the sea from set angles. The Mistral
blows through the Garonne and Rhone vallies and then into the Gulf of Lion
and across to Corsica and Sardinia, where it is chanelled between the two
islands in the Straits of Bonifacio.
The main winds of the Mediterranean Sea
The main sea currents in the Mediterranean
Mediterranean Mean Sea Surface Temperatures and Winds http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/~geoff/med.html