I was wondering whether a microburst can occur at high altitudes?

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    $\begingroup$ What does high altitude mean? $\endgroup$ – Simon May 27 '15 at 9:13

Strong downbursts of air are possible at high levels also, for example in Cumulonimbus-clouds. However I wouldn't characterize them as microbursts, since the change of airflow direction is an equally dangerous and defining factor in microbursts.

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(source: weather.gov.hk)

The head/tailwind parts don't exist at higher altitudes and you would experience the downdraft merely as turbulence.

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