0 votes
40 views
in In search of the Source of Wind by (41.5k points)
closed by

Why do trade winds blow from northeast and southeast directions?

1 Answer

+1 vote
by (40.3k points)
selected by
 
Best answer

Trade winds blow from subtropical high pressure belts to equatorial low pressure belt.

Due to Coriolis force, these winds get deflected to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere. As a result, they blow towards west.

Thus trade winds blow from northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and southeast in Southern Hemisphere.

Welcome to Sarthaks eConnect: A unique platform where students can interact with teachers/experts/students to get solutions to their queries. Students (upto class 10+2) preparing for All Government Exams, CBSE Board Exam, ICSE Board Exam, State Board Exam, JEE (Mains+Advance) and NEET can ask questions from any subject and get quick answers by subject teachers/ experts/mentors/students.

...