Wind Driven Current

A wind continuing for an extended period of time will generate a current, the speed of which will depend on the speed of the wind and which will, unless deflected by some other cause, set to the right of the wind direction in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere. Most, but not all, of the time. These three wind-driven current problems require the use of the tables on page 255 and 256 of the 2012 Tidal Current Tables and a recollection of the sixteen cardinal, intercardinal and secondary intercardinal points of the compass.