Winds are mainly easterly at latitudes between 10-30°, i.e. towards the west. The winds are reliable and therefore known as Trade winds or simply the Trades (Figure 12.4; Note 12.B).
The Trades are especially strong around midyear in the eastern half of the oceans of the southern hemisphere. They occur about 10 degrees further south at year's end, in the southern summer. In Australia they blow all year across almost the entire Queensland coast, and penetrate almost across the continent, especially around the Tropic of Capricorn (at 23°S). The Trades in Brazil are most evident between 3-15°S.
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