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Winds Aloft Around The World  
User currently offlineCoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7567 times:

Does anyone know where I could find the general trends of winds around the world? Nothing specific to the current weather, but just some rules of thumb. For example, winds for JFK-LHR result in a 6 hour flight, and the other direction is 7+ hours.

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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7538 times:

Well we all know weather changes all the time, even trends. Basically, the most "general" trend you can define is that just about everything flows from west to east. Here's a site for some anaysises: http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

Sorry if it's not really what your looking for.


User currently offlineCoolGuy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 414 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7529 times:



Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 1):
http://squall.sfsu.edu/crws/jetstream.html

Awesome! That site is pretty cool! I've never seen a field graph like that before.

I just wonder how that translates into flight times between two points.


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8968 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7525 times:
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And some weather information on:

www.aviationweather.gov


There you can find METARS, high level wind chart etc etc...

Enjoy

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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7489 times:

Around the world, I couldn't help you, but if you go to aviationweather.gov, you'll get some winds aloft charts, along with other fun stuff.

Here's a good link:

http://www.aviationweather.gov/products/nws/winds/


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