The boundary of an advancing mass of cold air, in particular the trailing edge of the warm sector of a low-pressure system.
- Although cold fronts associated with southern low pressure systems penetrate the ridge from time to time during summer, they generally fail to produce much useful rain.
- The subtropical highs move from west to east across southern Australia in winter, and further south in summer, usually separated by low pressure troughs or cold fronts.
- The weather man tells me all about high pressure and low pressure, about wind direction, cold fronts, warm fronts and all that.
For editors and proofreaders
Syllabification: cold front
Definition of cold front in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.