Monday, 15 June 2020

Wind direction and degrees in Aviation

Wind direction is reported by the direction from which it emanates. It is calculated in degrees clockwise from True north. Wind direction is usually reported in cardinal directions or in azimuth degrees.

For example, if a wind is blowing from the east has a wind direction of 90 degrees, if a wind is blowing from the west it has a wind direction of 270 degrees. Another wind direction example is WSW, or West/Southwest, is a wind from the west that is slightly angled to the south, but is more emphasized on the west.



For more details about wind direction and degree, please refer to the picture below:


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