tropical cyclone


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tropical cyclone

n.
A violent storm originating over tropical or subtropical waters, characterized by violent rainstorms and high-velocity cyclonic winds.

trop′ical cy′clone


n.
a cyclone that begins in the tropics and can develop into a hurricane or typhoon.
[1915–20]
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UNICEF is ready to support the Governments of Tonga and Samoa respond to the emergencies caused by Tropical Cyclone Gita.
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The state weather bureau said authorities may cancel sea travel in the eastern seaboard of Mindanao, including Surigao, Davao Oriental, Dinagat Islands and Siargao, and the eastern seaboard of Leyte provinces once the low-pressure area develops into a tropical cyclone.
We choose a case study, tropical storm Lee in the domain of the Gulf of Mexico, to examine fundamental parameters associated with tropical cyclone energy processes and surface fluxes with respect to the OIA.
Unfortunately, there has been little improvement in tropical cyclone intensity forecasts over the period from 1990 to the present (DeMaria et al.
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) core observatory satellite flew directly above tropical cyclone Winston on February 20, 2016 at 0941 UTC (4:41 a.
Tropical Cyclone Stan made landfall as a Category 2 storm early Sunday about 120 km (75 miles) northeast of Port Hedland.
Last week's tropical cyclone Chapala had resulted in heavy rainfall in different parts of Dhofar and Al Wutsa.
The analysis of Multi-Hazards Early Warning System (NMHEWS) pointed out that local and global numerical weather prediction models agree that the Tropical Cyclone "Chapala" continues to move westwards towards the sisterly Yemeni Republic over the area between the governorates of Hadhramout and Shabwa as Tropical Storm during the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, another low-pressure system, located about 560 kilometers southwest of the southernmost Cape Verde islands, has a 70 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next two days, the NHC said.

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