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subtropical high

noun, Meteorology
one of several highs, as the Azores and Pacific highs, that prevail over the oceans at latitudes of about 30 degrees N and S.
Also called subtropical anticyclone.
Compare high (def 37). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Beginning in the spring a persistent subtropical high pressure suppressed rain for several months.
  • These eddies include the large subtropical high pressure systems or anticyclones.
  • From late spring through early summer a subtropical high-pressure system generally predominates.
  • Wind system in the tropics that blows from the subtropical high pressure areas to the equatorial low pressure area.

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