south-east winds blowing across the southern Pacific and bringing moist unstable air into the ITCZ. These weaken in an El Niño (cause and effect).
Persistent winds at low latitudes in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres, blowing toward the west and the equator.
steady regular winds that blow in a belt approximately 30 N. and 30 S of the equator. In the North Atlantic the trades blow consistently all year round, from the north-east; in the South Atlantic they blow from the south-east, converging just north of the equator. The meeting of the trade winds just north of the equator created the infamous 'doldrums', where sailing ships could be becalmed for days or weeks waiting for a wind to carry them back into the trades.They were known as trade winds because of their regularity, thereby assisting sailing vessels in reaching their markets to carry out trade.
East to southeasterly winds (in the southern hemisphere) which affect tropical and subtropical regions, including the northern areas of Australia. During the monsoon season in northern Australia, the easterly trade winds are replaced by moist northwesterly (monsoonal) winds from the Indian Ocean and southern Asian ocean waters. As mentioned above, the trade winds in the southern hemisphere are east to southeasterly in direction. In the northern hemisphere however, the trade winds are east to northeasterly in direction. It means that in both hemispheres, they tend to blow from the east to the west and towards the equator. Sometimes the trade winds will just be called "easterly" to avoid having to specify the hemisphere.
East to southeast winds (in the southern hemisphere) which affect tropical and sub-tropical regions, including the northern half of Australia.
The more or less constant winds blowing in horizontal directions over the surface as part of Hadley cells.
Trade winds are the winds that blow from the tropical high pressure belts (situated at about 30°) towards the equatorial region of low pressure. In the northern hemisphere that is generally from the NE, while in the southern hemispere the trade winds blow from the SE. The trade winds are present over all the oceans except the Indian Ocean, north of the equator. There the monsoons reign the wind pattern. The trade wind areas are between 1000-2000 miles wide. The weather in the trade wind areas varies a lot between different locations. On the east side of the oceans more days with haze occur, while on the western side of the ocean more days with rain are reported. Typical trade wind weather is described as nice, dry, relatively cool for its latitude, stable with NE'ly winds (SE'ly in the southern hemisphere) force 4-5, small "nice weather" cumili. This type of weather is only found in the hearts of the trade wind areas. Towards the equator the heating of the seawater causes the air to become unstable and form large convective clouds like cumulus congestus.
(also Trades or Tropical Easterlies) are the steady winds resulting from the circulation of air from the Subtropical High pressure regions toward the Equator and deflected to the west by the Coriolis Force. The convergence of these winds along the Equator is the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Because of the dependability of these winds they were used by sailing ships of the 17th and 18th centuries to establish "trade" with the New World. [ Image of Trade Winds
An extremely consistent system of winds occupying most of the tropics, blowing from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere, and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere.
dominant surface winds near the equator, generally blowing from east to west and toward the equator.
The trade winds (or 'tropical easterlies') are the winds which diverge from the subtropical high-pressure belts, centered at 300-400 N and S, towards the equator, from north-east in the northern hemisphere and south-east in the southern hemisphere.
easterly-blowing winds that are found on either side of the equator and blow northeasterly in the Northern Hemisphere and southeasterly in the Southern Hemisphere.
The winds that occupy most of the tropics and blow from the subtropical highs to the equatorial low.
fairly constant winds that blow continuously for long periods towards the equator and then to the west
North-east winds (Northern Hemisphere) and South-east winds (Southern Hemisphere) that are persistent and blow from the 30° latitudes towards the doldrums just north of the equator, but shifting some 5a north and south with season.
The trade winds (also called the trades) are strong easterly winds that blow through the tropics and subtropics. They blow from the northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere.
the wind system, occupying most of the tropics, which are northeasterly in the Northern Hemisphere and southeasterly in the Southern Hemisphere
are global-scale winds in the tropics that blow generally toward to west in both hemispheres (from the Northeast in the Northern Hemisphere and from the southeast in the Southern Hemisphere). These steady winds are called trade winds because they provided trade ships with a sailing route to the "New World," America.
One of three major circulation cells in both the northern and southern hemispheres. The trade winds from approximately 0° to 30° north or south latitude. Within the regions of the trade winds, prevailing winds blow toward the west. They were given their name as in the days of sailing ships, they aided the progress of the ships and hence the trade of goods carried by those ships.
Persistent tropical winds that blow from the subtropical high pressure centers towards the equatorial low.
Surface winds in the low level air flow within the tropical easterlies.
Winds in certain areas known for their consistent strength and direction. Trade winds are named because of their reliability, allowing for planned voyages along the routes favored by those winds
The air masses moving from subtropical high-pressure belts toward the equator; south-easterly in the Southern Hemisphere.
Two belts of prevailing winds that blow easterly from the subtropical high pressure centers towards the equatorial trough. Primarily lower level winds, they are characterized by their great consistency of direction. In the Northern Hemisphere, the trades blow from the northeast, and in the Southern Hemisphere, the trades blow from the southeast.
Winds with a predominantly easterly component which spread out from the subtropical anticyclones towards the equator.
Surface winds that generally dominate air flow in the tropics. These winds blow from about 30° North and South latitude ( subtropical high pressure zone) to the equator ( intertropical convergence zone). Trade winds in the Northern Hemisphere have northeast to southwest direction and are referred to as the Northeast Trades. Southern Hemisphere trade winds have southeast to northwest direction but are called the Southeast Trades.