cold-front wave

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A common form of secondary depression that forms on a trailing cold front. More than one such depression may arise, producing a family of depressions in various stages of development, generally with each successive member forming closer to the Equator.

Cold-front wave Two depressions are developing on the cold front that trails behind the primary depression. Both may be expected to deepen as they move eastwards.

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