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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This transition period will see the diminishing effects of the Siberian High Pressure System, which brings cold dry air to the UAE during winter.
By Friday, PAGASA said the eastward migration of the Siberian high pressure towards the north Pacific will diffuse the tail-end of cold front.
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.
The Siberian High (SH) and North American High (NAH) favour extreme negative surface temperatures during the winter in the larger part of Northern Asia and the northernmost parts of North America.
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.
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.
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. As winter deepens, this dense mass of cold air becomes a potent weather maker for the Arctic and even temperate North America.
"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.

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