Southern African Heat Low

Southern African Heat Low

 

a low-pressure atmospheric region over the southern part of Africa, between the equator and the tropic of Capricorn. The low, which results from marked surface heating in the low latitudes, belongs to a zone of lows that extends parallel to the equator. The Southern African Heat Low is one of the centers of atmospheric activity that occur in the southern hemisphere, primarily in the summer.

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Because of the anomalously warm western Indian Ocean surface temperatures, a new Cyclone forms and after some south-westward drift is expected to move south (east of Madagascar) and be dragged into the west-wind flow around 35oS, but it is close enough to absorb some of the maritime inflow otherwise destined for the southern African heat low pressure area.
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