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What type of climate is usually associated with the subtropical high pressure cells?

Last Updated: 9th January, 2020

The descending air under subtropical highs warms and dries as it descends, resulting in generally sunny skies and dry weather. Cold air from the poles flows toward lower latitudes in order to complete the redistribution of the heat imbalance in the atmosphere.

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Similarly, where is the subtropical high pressure zone?

Subtropical high. Subtropical high, one of several regions of semipermanent high atmospheric pressure located over the oceans between 20° and 40° of latitude in both the Northern and Southern hemispheres of the Earth.

Secondly, how are subtropical high pressure zones created? At the equator, the ground is intensely heated by the sun. This causes the air to rise which creates a low-pressure zone on the Earth's surface. When it reaches about 30° north and south, the air cools and sinks towards the ground forming the subtropical high-pressure zone.

Likewise, how do subtropical high pressure cells influence weather and climate of South Africa?

Develop during summer and winter in SA. These low pressure sytems cause complete different weather on either side of the pressure cell. The air moves in a clockwise direction around the cell. On the one side of the pressure cell, air will move from the land to the sea and will cause warmer drier conditions.

What is another name for the subtropical highs?

noun Meteorology. one of several highs, as the Azores and Pacific highs, that prevail over the oceans at latitudes of about 30 degrees N and S. Also called subtropical anticyclone.

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