DID YOU KNOW?
1 In Canadian latitudes, low-pressure systems are more intense in the winter. Winds here generally blow from the west with many airports having westerly oriented runways.
2 Rising air means clouds, rain and possible thunderstorms. Sinking air means less clouds and drier conditions.
3 The belt of low pressure over the equator is labelled the Doldrums, hence the idiom “down in the doldrums” for feeling lethargic, sluggish or sad.