(also antitrade winds)
Steady winds that blow in the opposite direction to and overlie the trade winds.
- The British Isles lie at the convergence zone between the warm southwest antitrades and the cold polar easterlies.
- These belts are the doldrums, the trades and antitrades, the horse latitudes, the westerlies, and the polar winds
- As air is sucked towards the equator on the trade winds and rises, it loses its moisture as rainfall before moving back towards the poles on the antitrade winds.
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