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Diane_W

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  • Location: North Lowestoft
  • Location: North Lowestoft

    This is probably the most stupid question you have had on here, but I've just joined so thought I would ask it anyway.

    I've recently moved to North Lowestoft in Suffolk, and my house overlooks the North Sea facing East.

    We have been here about 4 months and in that time the wind has only come from the South and West.

    Could someone explain why the wind comes only from those directions?

    Many thanks.

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  • Location: Aviemore
  • Location: Aviemore

    Hi Diane, put basically the general wind direction for the whole UK is the southwest - in the northern hemisphere the jetstream and therefore most systems travel west to east for the majority of the time. It just happens at the moment we're into a spell of very atlantic dominated weather (ie our weather is coming from that direction all the time).

    There will be times of southerlies, easterlies, northerlies etc - but if you average it across a year you will find that the majority of the time, the wind will be from a westerly quarter. B)

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  • Location: North Lowestoft
  • Location: North Lowestoft
    Hi Diane, put basically the general wind direction for the whole UK is the southwest - in the northern hemisphere the jetstream and therefore most systems travel west to east for the majority of the time. It just happens at the moment we're into a spell of very atlantic dominated weather (ie our weather is coming from that direction all the time).

    There will be times of southerlies, easterlies, northerlies etc - but if you average it across a year you will find that the majority of the time, the wind will be from a westerly quarter. B)

    Thanks Paul.

    By the way it's torrential rain, and thunder and lightning here right now.

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