Somali Current

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A current in the northern Indian Ocean that reverses direction during the year. In the northern winter season, it is a warm current that is fed by an anticlockwise circulation in the Arabian Gulf and flows south-westwards along the coast of Somalia. With the onset of the summer monsoon, the circulation reverses. The current flows north-eastwards from approximately 10° S, becoming a cold current with upwelling, and the source of an important fishery.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

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