apologies if this is the wrong place to post this question in, but I am having a really hard time grasping Coriolis Effect.
My current understanding is that -
Let's say there's a point midway from Equator and North Pole. This point has a low pressure, and the areas near North Pole and Equator have high pressure.
Areas away from the equator move slower, compared to the areas close to equator. Therefore, a wind flowing up will deflect to the left to meet the low pressure region, similarly, a wind flowing from North Pole to the point will deflect right since the point is moving faster than the pole.
But, at the same time, I ended up with this counter argument, winds close to Equator will have a higher velocity component along the West to East direction, so when they flow up, they get deflected to right, and similarly, winds in North Pole having a low velocity component along West to East will deflect to left.
Now, I am very unsure what is the flaw in my logic.
Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!