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2.3 Summary of anticyclones and depressions

Anticyclones and depressions tutorial

Here is a comparison of anticyclones and depressions:

AnticyclonesDepressions
Air sinking or rising Sinking Rising
Results in ... High air pressure Low air pressure
In the northern hemisphere,
air rotates ...

Clock-wise

Anticyclone rotation

Anti-clockwise

Direcion of winds in a depression over the UK

Typical weather conditions

Gentle winds

Warm in summer, cold in winter

Sunny and dry

Stable

Moor House, fine weather

Windy

Cool

Cloudy and wet

Unsettled

Moor House 25-03-1988

 

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