Siberian high


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Siberian high

[sī′bir·ē·ən ′hī]
(meteorology)
An area of high pressure which forms over Siberia in winter, and which is particularly apparent on mean charts of sea-level pressure; centered near lake Baikal. Also known as Siberian anticyclone.
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One of the Northern Hemisphere's long-lived, winter-weather features is the so-called Siberian high.
15 GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, scientists report that the strength of the Siberian high is linked to the amount of early-season snow cover in this Russian region.
As autumn arrives in northern Eurasia, the Siberian high begins to form and then strengthen.
The NCMS said January is a part of winter season in which temperatures are cold in general under the influence of Siberian high pressure that extend down to the region.
The Siberian high pressure will start to affect the country during this period of fall and winter due to the cooler north-westerly wind moving over the Arabian Sea that increases the chances of mist or fog," he added.
Due to its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer and the Equator and locating in an area where the Indian Ocean summer monsoon influences it from both east and south, the influence of Siberian high tabs through the northern side and the waves of western winds, this province is facing with intense weather events such as extreme rainfalls.
As figure 2 shows, despite the hot and dry climate under the influence of the Siberian high pressure and extreme conditions of climate of the western wind, cold waves occur in the province.
Much like the Azores High or the Siberian High which you might have heard of, Saudi Arabia also has a dominant high pressure system.
Steve Jackson, of Bablake Weather Station, said: "The battleground between mild tropical air trying to edge from the west, and the cold Polar block that is the Siberian high out to our east is well under way, though there is no consistency, nor agreement, between forecast models as to the likely victor just yet.
periods such as a Siberian high during the winter when fuel is needed for heating and lighting, or an Azores high during the summer requiring fuel to keep the fridges, freezers and air conditioning going.
year due to effect of the Siberian High Pressure System, which usually