4890 west to east 4799 east to west
If a hurricane or other tropical cyclone is moving the winds on one side will be faster than on the opposite side in relation to the ocean or ground the storm is moving over. In the Northern Hemisphere the fastest winds will be on the right side, if you are looking in the direction of the storm's movement. That is, if the hurricane is moving toward the west, the strongest winds will be on the north side; if it's moving north, the strongest winds will be on the east side.
No...from west to east across the USA
No, California is in the mid-latitudes where the prevailing wind is from the west.
The West Indies are located in the Caribbean sea. They are also found on the east and north of the Atlantic ocean.
The Pacific Ocean touches the western coast of Central America, but not the West Indies. The West Indies are in the Atlantic Ocean.
Puerto Rico is the farthest east of all the West Indies countries
There are two 'Indies'. The West Indies (Caribbean) and the East Indies (South and Southeast Aisa).
There are two groups of islands making up the West Indies, which separate the Caribbean from the Atlantic Ocean. These groups are the Greater Antilles and the Lesser Antilles.
Columbus called these islands the Indiesbecause he thought he had finally reached Asia (and the East Indies). Spain, when Columbus' mistake was discovered, (pardon the pun) renamed them the West Indies, to distinguish them from the Spice Islands in the Pacific Ocean, (the East Indies) which we now call Indonesia.
No, it is not located in India. it is actually located south-east of the gulf of Mexico and northern America, east of central America and north of south America - the Caribbean. The islands are called the 'West Indies' because the initial explorers were trying to reach India by a new route going West round the Globe from Europe. When they came across the Caribbean Islands they though they must be near India and called them the West Indies, not realising the size of Earth and the fact that there was another continent and an ocean in the way.