High winds over the Atlantic

Hello,

This may be more of a meteorologist question than an aviation one, but, I’ve realized when flying over the Atlantic even at high altitudes (≥FL350) there’s always high velocity winds (≥50kts) which of course causes large amounts of turbulence. Does anyone happen to know why?

It’s Jet Stream I believe.

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Oh right, I completely forgot. Thank you.

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Anytime!

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Here it is via Windy.com. Have fun!

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It’s usually always windy over the Atlantic.

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In addition to all of the other responses, the jetstream is usually a little more extreme in the winter.

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You are correct Will, the jet stream dips down lower in the winter causing the higher winds.

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