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A condition of the atmosphere in which the pressure is below average (e.g. in a depression):‘areas of low pressure almost always bring rain’[as modifier] ‘low-pressure systems across the Alps’
- ‘If we get low pressure, a west wind and a spring tide the flooding will occur again.’
- ‘The first thing is, remember, a hurricane is just an area of extremely low pressure, and there's a lot of circulation around that center of low pressure.’
- ‘At the same time the cold air moving southwards behind the low-pressure centre is losing height.’
- ‘During the summer season, a center of low pressure develops over the western part of India because of the intense heating of the landmass, while high pressure develops over the relatively cool Indian Ocean.’
- ‘Light-ice years are associated with more low-pressure activity in the East Siberian Sea.’
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