Coastal Lows

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Coastal Lows
The following synoptic charts are of Coastal Lows in different positions on the coast of South Africa. <ul> <li><span style="line-height: 13px;">Coastal lows are a dominant weather feature along the South African coast.</span></li> <li>Coastal lows migrate along the South African Coastline from West to East.</li> <li>Coastal lows are characterized by a large change in weather from warm, dry and light offshore wind conditions to cooler, moist and breezy onshore weather. This is due to a combination of the clockwise airflow around the Coastal Low and its migration from west to east. <ul> <li><em><strong>Ahead</strong> </em>of the coastal low the offshore wind (from the land to the sea) is warm and dry</li> <li><strong><em>Behind</em> </strong>the coastal low the onshore wind (from the sea to the land) is cooler and moist.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <strong>CHART 1:</strong><a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3374" alt="Coastal Low" src="" width="2048" height="1487" /></a>   <strong>CHART 2:</strong> <span style="color: #000000;"><em>You can clearly see the Coastal Low off Cape Town on the satellite image below.</em></span> <a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3452" alt="CoastalLow1" src="" width="2340" height="1700" /></a> <a href=""><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3453" alt="CoastalLow1" src="" width="766" height="549" /></a>

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February 10, 2013 @ 09:45:26 [Autosave] Eugene Brown

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