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.
Oh right, I completely forgot. Thank you.
Here it is via Windy.com. Have fun!
It’s usually always windy over the Atlantic.
In addition to all of the other responses, the jetstream is usually a little more extreme in the winter.
You are correct Will, the jet stream dips down lower in the winter causing the higher winds.
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