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prevailing westerlies

  1. The west-to-east winds that occur in the temperate zones of the Earth .


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The Gulf Stream and the prevailing westerlies later gave English vessels the advantage on the return voyage.

Towards the poles there is no obvious limit to the temperate zones, for the prevailing westerlies extend beyond the polar circles.

They turn to the right, as do the trades, and become southwest or west-southwest winds, being known as the Prevailing Westerlies.

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