prevailing wind


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Related to prevailing wind: Trade winds
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Noun1.prevailing wind - the predominant wind direction; "the prevailing wind is from the southwest"
antitrades - wind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade winds
trade wind, trade - steady winds blowing from east to west above and below the equator; "they rode the trade winds going west"
antitrade, antitrade wind - winds blowing from west to east and lying above the trade winds in the tropics
air current, current of air, wind - air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere"
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No stream could be more convenient for navigation, since the prevailing wind is south-east, and sailing boats may make a continuous progress to the Peruvian frontier, dropping down again with the current.
The master of the merchantman assured him that from the position at which they had picked him up, and the prevailing winds for the past week he could have been on no other island than one of the Cape Verde group, which lie off the West Coast of Africa in about 16x or 17x north latitude.
Project Description : Construction of the 220MW Prevailing wind farm in South Dakota, United States
The weather is expected to become gradually partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of scattered rain ranging mostly between light and moderate in intensity, but may become thundery at times in some areas accompanied with strong wind, Met stated, adding that the prevailing wind will be northeasterly to southeasterly, moderate to fresh.
Pay attention to flag locations and gauge prevailing wind to determine whether you need to adjust any shot plans.
IT can be argued that a sign of strong leadership is the willingness to listen and change tack when the prevailing wind so dictates.
The prevailing wind direction for the month was south west.
Rubbish is regularly blown in the prevailing wind direction, and a huge cloud of gulls circles almost constantly over the site.
The weather bureau is optimistic that the smaze (the combination of smoke and haze) affecting the Visayas and Mindanao should start to clear soon, as the prevailing wind is no longer blowing smoke from Indonesia's raging forest fires toward the Philippines.
ScentCone shows you a visual wind forecast at any of your saved hunting locations based on prevailing wind direction for up to 72 hours into the future.
CAVITY wall insulation is being installed in homes where it is not appropriate because of the North Wales climate, heavy rain and prevailing wind, Arfon MP Hywel Williams has claimed.
The tower is the only structure on Earth capable of rotating 360 degrees into the prevailing wind.