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South Pacific High

Sketch showing the normal location of the Pacific High west of Peru and Chile

The South Pacific High is a subtropical anticyclone located in the south east of the Pacific Ocean making the west coast of South America arid. Sechura and Atacama deserts, as the whole climate of Chile, are heavily influenced by this semi-permanent high pressure area.

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