Wind Vane

A wind vane is an instrument for showing the direction of the wind. Wind is named from the direction it is coming from. A wind vane spins and points in the direction from which the wind is coming and generally has two parts, or ends: one that is usually shaped like an arrow and turns into the wind and one end that is wider so that it catches the breeze. The arrow will point to the direction the wind is blowing from so if it is pointing to the south, it means the wind is coming from the south.

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