Siberian high


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Weather charts indicate that the country will be hit by the northwesterly strong wind from Saturday night until Monday due to the extension of a Siberian high pressure system over the region.
For example, the researchers found that "winter cooling trends over Eurasia are accompanied by a strengthening of the Siberian High, which brings more cold air from the Arctic into central and eastern Asia," Perlwitz explains.
KUWAIT, Feb 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Civil Aviation's Meteorologist Essa Ramadan expected a decrease in the effect of the Siberian high pressure in the upcoming days with continuation of cold weather at night until Thursday and gradual rise in temperatures during daytime on Monday.
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.
PAGASA acting administrator Vicente Malano said that northward migration of the Siberian High Pressure Area and the establishment of the Ridge of North Pacific High Pressure Area that extended to the north of the country have shifted the wind direction from northeasterly to easterly.
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.
This makes the winter months dry and cold as winds predominately blow out of Central Asia under the influence of the Siberian high pressure that forms each year.
One of the Northern Hemisphere's long-lived, winter-weather features is the so-called Siberian high.
Much like the Azores High or the Siberian High which you might have heard of, Saudi Arabia also has a dominant high pressure system.
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.