The shape of the Gulf Stream may have something to do with it.
What, for instance, would happen to Britain were it not for the Gulf Stream?
It is frequently stated, as a reason for its equable climate, that Scilly lies right in the course of the Gulf Stream.
It was to avoid the Gulf Stream, which would have been setting against us.
This is due to the prevalence of westerly winds, which bring with them the warm moist atmosphere of the Gulf Stream.
The Gulf Stream is the cause of many of the most furious storms.
He studied with some care the temperature of the Gulf Stream.
We left the Gulf Stream in the night and were happy in a smooth sea.
Guy was relieved to find that the Gulf Stream was not held responsible for tin.
On the 8th we got well into the Gulf Stream, and the temperature of the water registered 62° to 65°.
|Gulf Stream |
A warm ocean current of the northern Atlantic Ocean off eastern North America. It flows northward and eastward from the Gulf of Mexico, eventually dividing into several branches. A major branch continues eastward to warm the coast and moderate the climate of northwest Europe.