Shifting of pressure belts results in seasonal changes in climate.
- The inclination of the Earth at 23 1/2° creates differences in heating of oceans and continents. The pressure conditions vary in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
- On 21 June, when the Sun is overhead on the Tropic of Cancer, the pressure belts shift 5° northwards. On 22 December, when the Sun shines vertically overhead on the Tropic of Capricorn, they shift 5° southwards from their original position.
- On 21 March and 23 September, when the Sun shines vertically over the Equator, the pressure belts remain balanced in both hemispheres.
- This shifting of pressure belts results in seasonal changes in climate.
Also, Read Pressure belts and types of winds