Just a random thought. I don’t think I ever learned this (or I just wasn’t paying attention when I was taught this lol). Anyway, what causes the wind to blow?
What Causes Wind To Blow?
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Earth is not heated equally. Some places receive more sunlight. Air in these areas becomes hotter, and heated air becomes lighter and rises, leaving the cooler and more packed high-pressure air below.
The atmosphere is always trying to come to equilibrium, so the air from a high-pressure region moves to a low-pressure region, and this movement causes wind.
The wind is basically the result of differences in air pressure. I’m sure you’ve heard of high pressure and low-pressure areas from weather forecasts. Low-pressure air happens when the air in that region gets hot. When air is heated, the air molecules get excited, and they spread out and rise, leaving the packed high-pressure air below – this creates an imbalance. Wind happens when the air molecules in high-pressure areas go to the low-pressure areas to try and equalize the air pressure – this results in the wind or the rush of air between the two areas. The bigger the difference in air pressures, the faster and stronger the wind.