Gated areas particularly in Desert and Floating Continent

I've noticed a lot of red gated areas almost too high to reach without a double jump. I know that these are usually opened by switches found on the ground or pillars that you have to attack a certain amount of time. Though even after scouring an area I can't seem to find a way to open them. Are there other mechanics I'm not aware of or should look in the environment for? Thank you!

Those are accessed by the uncommon tornado weather events; the tornado will pull you in and deposit you on those platforms or just in a random part of the map. Often times you can go dozens of runs through those Expeditions without a tornado popping up.

Thats actually really cool, I didn't think the weather systems were part of environmental features!