Do winds blow west to east in the southern hemisphere?

Or east to west? 

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Google Coriolis Effect

  • D g
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    IF YOU are talking regular winds they would blow depending on what part of  earth is cold area to warm   the presure  of air  rising creates a updraft  leaving  less pressure  sucking in the surrounding air ..

    now if you are talking about   hurricanes they spin different then they do in northern hemisphere because  the earth rotates opposite direction to the  north ..

  • JASON
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You need to look at a 3d representation to understand how they work, they circulate in tubes of air, which have a spin or on them due to the spin of the earth.

  • 2 months ago

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  • 2 months ago

    Winds blow West to east. 

  • garry
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    west to east , depends on which shore , 

  • 2 months ago

    Yes to both. In both the northern and southern hemispheres, the prevailing winds generally blow E->W in the polar and tropical regions (60 to 90 degrees and 0 to 30 degrees latitude, respectively). In between (temperate region), the prevailing winds are westerly.

  • 2 months ago

    Just like in the north, they generally blow east-to-west in the tropics (Kenya, India) and west-to-east in the temperate latitudes (Argentina, USA).

  • 2 months ago

    I agree with your correspondent 'Bill M'. but would add that in Australia( North coast) they are known by the aboriginal name of 'Willy willies'. 

    However, if different parts of the world there are different characteristics to the wind. 

    Given the tropical storms. 

    In the latitudes of 30 N & S you have the Trade Winds that blow from NE & SE, N & S hemispheres respectively. They are strong steady winds that do not gust'. 

    In latitides of 50 N & S you have the Westerlies, these are Depressions that move from West to East , but are characterised by winds that gust and change direction. 

    In the Polar regions you can have calm  or Winter Blizzards. 

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Just like in the north, they generally blow east-to-west in the tropics (Kenya, India) and west-to-east in the temperate latitudes (Argentina, USA).

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