The North-East Wind

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PROF. BONNEY, in his “Story of our Planet,” explains the prevalence of east winds at this season as being due to the low winter temperature of eastern Europe compared with the Atlantic coasts. If this explanation be the true one, we should expect the phenomenon to occur in December and January. My impression is, although I have no accurate statistics, that east winds do not prevail in those months in our climate. Further, we should expect, crossing the Atlantic in winter, to find for the same reason west winds prevailing off the American coasts. If this is not found to be the case, I would suggest the following as, if not the cause, at all events one of the causes, of the phenomenon in question.

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