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Common Remarks

In the late summer the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), moves southwards bringing tropical weather to South Africa’s northern regions. During this time of the year tropical weather systems invade Southern Africa in the form of tropical cyclones, tropical lows and easterly waves. Tropical systems generally move from east to west over the southern subcontinent rarely reaching the African west coast.


In this section of the COE three types of synoptic scale phenomena are investigated they are:

  • The Intertropical Conversion Zone (ITCZ)
  • Southern African Easterly Lows (SAEL)
  • Continental Tropical Lows (CTL)



I. Appearance in Satellite Data

Learn about how to recognise and detect Tropical Lows in Southern Africa in satellite images.

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II. Meteorological Physical Background

Find out more about the meteorlogical and physical background of Tropical Lows in Southern Africa

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III. Key Parameters

Learn which key parameters to use for montoring Tropical Lows in Southern Africa

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IV. Typical Appearance In Vertical Cross Sections

Find out the typical appearance of Arctic Tropical Lows in Southern Africa in vertical cross section

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V. Weather Events

Explore the weather events associated with Tropical Lows in Southern Africa

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VI. References

Let these comprehensive documents in the references assist you in finding more about Tropical Lows in Southern Africa

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