Tuesday, June 25, 2013

WHAT IS CYCLONE


A cyclone is a large-scale low pressure system characterized by a cyclonic circulation (counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern), The term "cyclone" refers to their cyclonic nature, with wind blowing counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.


In addition to strong winds and rain, tropical cyclones are capable of generating high waves, damaging storm surge, and tornadoes. They typically weaken rapidly over land where they are cut off from their primary energy source. For this reason, coastal regions are particularly vulnerable to damage from a tropical cyclone as compared to inland regions.