With global equity markets at record highs, and almost nine years since the last major trough
, a correction that turns into a more serious sell-off could also prove negative for dealmaking confidence," he added.
There was no high pressure advance, while yet another secondary trough built behind, another frontal collapse, while in the upper air west of Namibia a major trough
formed, evolving into a clearly marked cut-off vortex.
Further support looms at the next major trough
on daily charts at the Feb.
"We just dug around where the major trough
was and we got a split in the pipe.
The euro's next major trough
on charts lies at $1.1640, a low hit in November 2005.
'Although I am quite a good sailor, I remember one fierce crossing where we hit a major trough
in the middle of the night, like the Poseidon Adventure.
This weakening enabled a major trough
to form and intensify up to the upper troposphere, 200hPa level and, by model prognostics, shape into a neat cut-off vortex pattern.
A major trough
passed quickly south of the Cape, only to be succeeded even quicker by another system, while a northwesterly drift persisted aloft, as witnessed by several successive morning's turbulent altocumulus sheets.
With a major trough
and its cold front moving south of the Cape, being driven by an anticyclone well to the south, our dry air patterns remain into next week, by which time low-level moisture extends into our skies; but this is absorbed by the dry upper air, though.
Friday sees this vortex weakens to be absorbed by a major trough
moving in from mid-Atlantic reaching the Cape by Saturday, moving on by Sunday.
Its activity is limited as it is pushed across the land-mass by a ridge so giving way to a major trough
and vortex core presently further south over the Atlantic.
Currently, the South Atlantic features a major trough
above the surface from the 60[degrees]S vortex (surface) to the 35[degrees]S latitudes.