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cut-off low


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A cold low in midlatitudes (occasionally almost in subtropical latitudes) where it is cut off from the main subpolar belt of low pressure. Sometimes a cut-off low occurs with a cut-off high over the higher latitudes, typically in blocking situations. In summer, weather associated with such slow-moving lows is unsettled and thundery.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Ecology and Conservation.


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