How is Wind Made?

Wind is caused by a couple of factors that involves the wind’s movement from higher pressure areas to lower pressure areas and because the earth is rotating the air does not directly flow from high to low pressure areas but is pushed to the right in the Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere, causing the wind to actually flow around these higher and lower pressure areas. When these higher and lower pressure areas are close together the stronger the wind becomes. The earth’s surface also plays a part in the wind’s movement because friction from ground will also slow down the wind speed.