Looked at the clouds yesterday, they were going to my left, today looking the same way they are going to my right, what gives?



Probably a dumb question, but yeah.

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It’s certainly not a dumb question. The wind changes patterns at several places in altitude. Knowing wind patterns is a necessary thing for hot air balloon operators, it is the only thing they have to steer with. Changing the altitude of the balloon will change its course through the journey.

A change in wind direction which blows the clouds, winds vary in strength and direction due to local circumstances and especially changes in pressure.