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As rate of advance of rainfall onset is related to index interactions, a broader study including locations reached by the ITCZ prior to its arrival in Nigeria would be of interest.
The 20-km model also produces intense anomalies in the precipitation pattern over the eastern Pacific, but the meridional shift of the ITCZ over this region is less pronounced (Figure 3d).
According to observations in Table 1, a natural break in the natural disaster risk year occurs in May, as the ITCZ makes its way north across the equator, signifying the end of the agricultural season in southern Africa and heralding the forthcoming agricultural risk season for the northern countries.
In contrast Bristol Clipper are intent on continuing to the west and crossing the doldrums later as skipper Richard Butler believes that the ITCZ belt will narrow further on.
The ITCZ is the meteorological boundary between tropical and temperate weather systems.
In the winter and spring, the ITCZ is in its most southerly position, close to the equator, resulting in strong easterly winds and upwelling along the Venezuelan coast.
Both claims agree with data and it is difficult to see any seasonal patterning to direction, although westerlies (NW through to SW), which contravene the topographic control of wind direction, are perhaps more likely in ebenjip, reflecting the influence of ITCZ movements at this time of the year and air circulation in the upper atmosphere.
The ITCZ affecting Visayas and Mindanao, which is the thick clouds coming from the south of Asia, is considered a breeding ground for low-pressure areas (LPAs) or potential cyclones.
The Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone, the ITCZ, sits prominently across southern Africa at an east west line more or less on the border between Owambo and Angola, stretching all the way to the east as far as the Mozambican Channel where another dominant low pressure system is developing.
For the Atlantic Ocean, warmer SSTs lead to 1) higher evaporation rates, 2) a more active Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and 3) a northward shift in the ITCZ.
Since the East African low level jet core coincides and moves along the zone of convergence between south-easterly and north-easterly trade winds (ITCZ), then any shifts in the path of the ITCZ due to ENSO modulations also shifts the course of the Jet stream more inland or away from the mainland .
The plane's flight path took it through a tough-to-navigate breeding zone for thunderstorms near the Equator known as the intertropical convergence zone, or ITCZ.
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