High Speed Wind/Cyclone

Cyclone is a region of low atmospheric pressure surrounded by high atmospheric pressure resulting in swirling atmospheric disturbance accompanied by powerful winds blowing in anticlockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in the clockwise direction in the Southern Hemisphere. They occur mainly in the tropical and temperate regions of the world. Cyclones are called by various names in different parts of the world. Cyclones in India are moderate in nature. Some of the general characteristics of a cyclone are:

  • Strong winds

  • Exceptional rain

  • Storm surge

Cyclones are generally accompanied by strong winds which cause a lot of destruction. In some cases it is accompanied by heavy downpour and also the rise in the sea which intrudes inland thereby causing floods.

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