Over the next few weeks, you will notice that the wind will once again become a more noticeable component of the weather. We are at the beginning stages of our transition to autumn and with that will come more frequent windy days.

As the higher latitudes gradually cool down in the coming weeks, both high- and low-pressure systems will grow stronger. This is principally caused by the greater temperature contrasts between the hot and humid tropics and the increasingly cool northern regions of the hemisphere.

Granted, not every day will be windy, but a slow increase in the average daily wind speed can be expected through November into early December, when our average wind speed will once again begin to decrease as we move into the peak of the cold season.

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