Air masses influencing Australian weather

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Primefact Number: 617    Edition: First edition    Released/reviewed: 


There are eight major air mass types that affect various parts of Australia. In weather reports, you won’t hear them labelled; more likely they’ll just be described as '… a cold, south-west air flow on to the coast', or '… warm, moist, unstable air from the Coral Sea'.

This Primefact explains all eight air masses.