Wind Direction and Wind Speed

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Wind Direction and Wind Speed

A wind is named according to the direction from which it blows e.g. a wind coming from west is called west wind.

The direction from which wind blows is termed as windward direction and that to which it blows is termed as leeward direction.

Classification of Wind

Vertical current






1. Divergence

1.Monsoon Winds

1. Planetary Earth’s general circulation

1.Land and sea breeze

2. Convergence



2. Mountain and valley breeze

3. Eddies



3. Foehn/Chinnook winds

4. Convection



4. Tomadoes

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