Air Mass Types

Air Masses That Affect The British Isles

There are six main types of air masses that affect the British Isles. They are classified into groups depending on their basic temperature and humidity characteristics.

They are classified as continental or maritime – dependent on whether they originate over land or sea – Arctic or Antarctic, Equatorial, Tropical or Polar depending on the particular region in which they form.

 

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