subtropical westerlies

subtropical westerlies

[‚səb′träp·ə·kəl ′wes·tər‚lēz]
(meteorology)
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"But because of subtropical westerlies, we think it unlikely that the airplane will come back to Nagoya." The journey to Hawaii is 7,900 kilometers and is expected to last at least five days and five nights.