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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A nautical term for the strong and rather persistent westerly winds over the oceans  in temperate latitudes.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">They occur between latitudes 40&deg; and 65&deg; in the Northern Hemisphere and 35&deg; to 65&deg; in the  Southern Hemisphere, where they are more regular and are strongest between 40&deg; and 50&deg;S ([[roaring  forties]]). They are associated with the strong [[pressure gradient]] on the equatorial side of the  frequent [[depressions]] passing eastward in subpolar temperate latitudes; hence they fluctuate mainly  between southwest and northwest.</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A nautical term for the strong and rather persistent westerly winds over the oceans  in temperate latitudes.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">They occur between latitudes 40&#x000b0; and 65&#x000b0; in the Northern Hemisphere and 35&#x000b0; to 65&#x000b0; in the  Southern Hemisphere, where they are more regular and are strongest between 40&#x000b0; and 50&#x000b0;S ([[roaring forties|roaring  forties]]). They are associated with the strong [[pressure gradient]] on the equatorial side of the  frequent [[depressions]] passing eastward in subpolar temperate latitudes; hence they fluctuate mainly  between southwest and northwest.</div><br/> </div>
 
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brave west winds

A nautical term for the strong and rather persistent westerly winds over the oceans in temperate latitudes.

They occur between latitudes 40° and 65° in the Northern Hemisphere and 35° to 65° in the Southern Hemisphere, where they are more regular and are strongest between 40° and 50°S (roaring forties). They are associated with the strong pressure gradient on the equatorial side of the frequent depressions passing eastward in subpolar temperate latitudes; hence they fluctuate mainly between southwest and northwest.


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