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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I suddenly realized that we are dealing with two supertyphoons, Lawin and Duterte, and both demand our attention at this time.
By definition, supertyphoons carry winds of at least 150 miles (241 kilometers) per hour.
Beyond working with customers on day-to-day business activities, Matson has endured typhoons and supertyphoons with the Guam community, and done our best to demonstrate resiliency and responsiveness during times of crisis," said Andrasick.
It mocks democracy and gnaws at our core values as human beings and as a nation; and it is a waste of money that could otherwise be spent to help those vulnerable to or affected by natural calamities like the survivors of Supertyphoon Yolanda, who to this day, face the real danger of being caught in extreme weather disturbances like supertyphoons, flash floods or droughts-the new normal due to climate change.
The Inquirer story clarified that Pagasa categorizes as supertyphoons storms that reach maximum sustained winds of at least 220kph.
5-to better reflect the potential dangers of supertyphoons like Yolanda.
Still the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) will now officially recognize as supertyphoons cyclones with maximum winds exceeding 220 kilometers per hour.
I also wish to draw attention to climate change, which has made supertyphoons the new normal, and the need to act not just to respond to disasters but to reverse climate change," he said.