high-pressure area


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high-pressure area

[′hī ¦presh·ər ′er·ē·ə]
(meteorology)
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Nevertheless, the presence of a high-pressure area might still influence the final course of the storm, though sea warnings were most likely to be issued Friday (August 23) in the early morning and land warnings during the afternoon.
In its weekly report, the Research and Development division of Pakistan Meteorological department on Tuesday noted that the abnormally displaced Arabian Sub-tropical High-pressure area has weakened and now located in the west of Iran (over Iraq and adjoining areas).
The low-pressure area is expected to dissipate while a ridge of high-pressure area will be the dominant weather system to affect Luzon.
The low-pressure area off Palawan has dissipated and the ridge of a high-pressure area will bring generally fair weather for most of the week, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Sunday.
The ridge of a high-pressure area, an anti-cyclone weather system, will bring warm weather apart from isolated rain showers throughout the country, he said.
Al-Qarawi told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Thursday the country is affected by a high-pressure area causing scattered clouds, adding that the effect of low Sudan depression will increase the amounts of clouds due to active wind.
Weather systems that may affect the country from January to June next year are 'amihan,' TCs, thunderstorms, inter-tropical convergence zone, low-pressure areas, ridge of high-pressure area, tail-end of cold front and easterlies, PAGASA said.
"Usually we have a low-pressure area at Darwin near Australia and high-pressure area at Tahiti near the South American coast," AK Srivastava, director, National Climate Centre, IMD, Pune told Economic Times.
The high-pressure area southeast of the continent is the driving engine that brings our signature northern airflow after a cold front has passed the Cape of Good Hope.
In the Christmas period of 2006 a high-pressure area covered the whole of Britain and for four days we had below-zero temperatures, with freezing fog and no wind.
Failure of the flight's hard-surfacing material is always suspected to be due to a poor weld but may in fact be due to either severe abrasion against the barrel from a localized high-pressure area or flexing of the screw due to misalignment.
Blocking usually results when a powerful, high-pressure area gets stuck in one place and, because they cover a large area, fronts behind them are blocked.

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