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East wind blows no good!

Posted by Henry on January 21, 2004

In Reply to: East wind blows no good! posted by SR on January 21, 2004

: An old saying from an old sailor, but what is its origin?

In England, the prevailing west winds bring rain from the Atlantic. In winter, an east wind blowing from Northern Europe is always cold and often brings sleet and snow. It also brings storms to the east coast, threatening the fishing communities that huddle in whatever shelter they can find in the north of their bays. Nobody likes the east wind.