Wind direction

  • The speed of the wind is given by the number of barbs on the wind flag (see appendix A-5)

  • The wind direction is reported with a meteorological angle:

    • 0 - from the north (northerly)

    • 90 - from the east (easterly)

    • 180 - from the south (southerly)

    • 270 - from the west (westerly)


1.  With your present outside surface wind, determine where regions of surface high- and low- pressure areas are located. If clouds are moving overhead, locate the locations of high- and low- pressure aloft.