prevailing winds


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prevailing winds

The winds produced by the global patterns of barometric pressure, both at the surface and aloft. The prevailing winds are influenced by the earth's rotation (Coriolis effect). The prevailing winds are the polar high, polar easterlies, subpolar lows, westerlies, subtropical high-horse latitudes, and tradewinds in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. These northern and southern prevailing wind bands are mirror images of each other. The equatorial low doldrums are found along a belt near the equator. See planetary winds.
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Depending on the direction of the prevailing winds and location of the fires, Singapore may experience occasional haze in the first fortnight of August 2019.
Place trellises with vines on the sides of the house exposed to the prevailing winds, or group together short, dense shrubs 1 to 3 feet away from the foundation of the house.
A Welsh Government spokesman said Welsh beaches have historically seen higher than average levels of litter compared with other areas of the UK because of prevailing winds and annual fluctuations were inevitable.
The simulated behavior of fires on leeward slopes, and the transition in fire propagation that can occur when prevailing winds are sufficiently strong, highlight the inherent dangers associated with firefighting in rugged terrain.
"Wales tends to bear the brunt of this kind of litter because of prevailing winds and the effects of the Gulf Stream depositing such waste on Welsh beaches."
When seeking acreage to buy, lease, or even just hunt, look for a tract well suited to the prevailing winds of autumn and winter.
The prevailing winds during the month will be south-easterly in the morning, becoming westerly and north-westerly during the day.
When seeking acreage to buy, lease or even just hunt, look for a tract well suited to the prevailing winds of autumn and winter.
It appeared that the prevailing north-easterly winds which picked up around 9am fuelled the fire and drove it towards the Akamas forest area, whereas usually the prevailing winds come from the west.
Now prevailing winds are driving the ash plume over Britain."
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Prevailing winds could carry odours over a large area of south Liverpool, and its presence could bring a halt to regeneration in the Garston area.