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In the Southern Hemisphere, from which direction do the trade winds blow?
  • A
    SW
  • B
    SE
  • C
    N
  • D
    NE

Trade winds are consistent winds converging to the equatorial trough from the subtropical high belt on each side of it.

The turning effect of geostrophic force (Coriolis) causes northeast trades in the Northern Hemisphere and southeast trades in the Southern.
The trade winds blow towards the thermal equator and will therefore change direction when crossing the geographic equator.
NE trades will back; SE trades will veer.

ITCZ = doldrums = Thermal Equator = Equatorial Trough

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