The giant Indian Ocean acts as a heat sinking place, temperatures almost unchanged as the vast expanse of Asia heats up in the summer and cools down in the winter. Because heat reduces pressure and cold increases pressure, wind in a given area tends to blow from high pressure (cold) to low pressure (hot) – that is, the same as wind direction from the side. south in summer (southwest monsoon) and from north in winter (northeast monsoon). Native girl wild heart gypsy soul poster. The Greek captain of Egypt, Hippalus (who could be an Eudoxus pilot), won the saddle of the monsoon winds, helping Greek traders cross the Arabian Sea from Bab el Mandeb to India.