|meteorol Also called: high a body of moving air of higher pressure than the surrounding air, in which the pressure decreases away from the centre. Winds circulate around the centre in a clockwise direction in the N hemisphere and anticlockwise in the S hemisphere|
|anticyclone (ān'tē-sī'klōn', ān'tī-) Pronunciation Key
A large-scale system of winds that spiral outward around a region of high atmospheric pressure. In the Northern Hemisphere the wind in an anticyclone moves clockwise, and in the Southern Hemisphere it moves counterclockwise. Compare cyclone.