chapter  16
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The purpose of this chapter is to illustrate how climates in the southern hemisphere can be ‘explained’ (to quote the book’s title) in terms of what has been discussed in previous chapters, mostly concerning weather. Climate is the product of prevailing weather, as mentioned in Section 1.1, i.e. of the shifting highs and lows which occur at particular latitudes and linger in particular regions (Figures 12.1 and 13.16), creating average patterns of pressure (Figures 1.8 and 12.7) and winds (Figures 12.1-2, 12.46 and 12.12).