Share this entry

Azores High Syllabification: A·zores High

Definition of Azores High in English:

noun

Meteorology
A semipermanent area of high pressure located over the Azores in winter and early spring. Compare with Bermuda High.
Example sentences
  • Between 16 June and 24 July, the Azores High extended 5 times into the Gulf of Biscay and over France.
  • The Hawaiian and Azores High intensify and expand northward into their relative ocean basins.
  • A stronger Azores High will cause stronger trade wind flow and more upwelling off of the Northwest African coast.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources