Why does the Wind Blow?

Wind is a very useful and important part of our environment. It can help spread plant seeds, circulate small bodies of water, and even be harnessed to produce electricity.

Wind occurs as a result of air moving from an area of high atmospheric pressure to an area of low atmospheric pressure. Because of Earth’s rotation, wind is deflected and moves horizontally instead of up and down.

Wind speeds tend to decrease at night because the temperature of Earth’s surface and the air around it decreases. During the day, the Sun heats Earth and the air around it. At night, the air in the lower atmosphere becomes cooler than the air above it. This makes it difficult for the air near Earth to rise or move, so wind moves slower.

To understand this better check out this fun video below:

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