What are Polar Easterlies?

Polar winds blow from the polar high-pressure belt towards the Sub-Polar Low-Pressure Belt between 60°N to 60°S. In the Northern Hemisphere, they blow from the northeast and are known as the Northeast Polar Winds. In the Southern Hemisphere, they blow from the southeast and are known as the Southeast Polar Winds. Because they are deflected in the west in both hemispheres by the Coriolis Effect, they are known as the Polar Easterlies. Polar Easterlies are cold winds as they blow from the ice-capped regions. However, they become warm when they blow over the oceans.

Also, Read Pressure belts and types of winds

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