prevailing wind

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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.
The moisture-laden southwest monsoon is the prevailing wind during the rainy season.
By Monday, PAGASA said a gradual shift of the prevailing wind from the southeast to the southwest will bring cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Zambales.
The prevailing wind will be northeasterly to southeasterly moderate to fresh and strong at times especially during thunderstorms.
The prevailing wind will be mainly Northeasterly to Southeasterly, between 10-20 knots reaching 40 knots during thunderstorms.
A spokesperson from Halton council said last Thursday, the prevailing wind resulted in an odour drifting over Runcorn from Frodsham marshes.
The Ridge - from 14 to 16 - are three of the toughest holes on the highest part of the course, played into the prevailing wind.
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.
The degree of difficulty being the height of the tee and the prevailing wind from the sea.