I am in the process of working out the climate zones for a custom continent. Two of the defining features are its poleward placement in the Southern Hemisphere and the large mountain range running from the northern tip of the continent to the southern edge.
Statement 1: As the Intertropical Convergence Zone and the Polar Front both move with the seasons, the central north-south mountain range would likely affect the movement of the Polar Front.
Statement 3: This primary mountain range is quite tall, with an average elevation comparable to the Caucasus Mountains along its length (17000 feet). However, there is a 250 mile "gap" in the range where elevation drops to around 7000 to 8000 feet. Further south, there is another, much smaller "gap" where the elevation drops to around 10000 feet.
Question: Would the polar front, and the accompanying rains, switch between these two gaps depending on the season or instead remain routed through one gap year-round?