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Weltsy created the topic: Synoptic Question

Had an exam question asking to name the synoptic situation shown. I don't remember the options, but the picture was effectively four or five lows in a circle surrounding Central Australia. Anyone know what that is called? Hard without a photo I know, but thought someone might know.
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Stuart Tait replied the topic: Synoptic Question

I'll take a punt

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Weltsy replied the topic: Synoptic Question

Unfortunately that was not it. It didn't involve high pressure systems at all. Just lows.
Three of the options I was familiar with and one I'd never heard of. Maybe it was that. I'll keep searching online. It's bugging me.
Thanks though.
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Stuart Tait replied the topic: Synoptic Question

Not a monsoon trough?

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Carello replied the topic: Synoptic Question

I was going to suggest a summer-time MSL pattern dominated by heat lows.
The heat lows often form a horseshoe trough (concave down) over the continent. If the heating is strong enough, the monsoon trough will move over the top end as Stuart has indicated.

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Weltsy replied the topic: Synoptic Question

Bingo. That's exactly what it was. I feel as though it mightn't have shown the dashed line though to throw me off. Thanks for figuring it out! Really appreciate it!
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