tropical cyclone

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tropical cyclone

A violent storm originating over tropical or subtropical waters, characterized by violent rainstorms and high-velocity cyclonic winds.
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trop′ical cy′clone

a cyclone that begins in the tropics and can develop into a hurricane or typhoon.
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According to chief meteorologist Sindh Abdul Rashid tropical cyclone 'Vayu' is present in Arabian Sea 800 kilometer far from south of Karachi and moving rapidly towards South that might be hit with Indian coast Gujrat.
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre of the weather department has informed that the well-marked low-pressure area in the Arabian Sea has been at a distance of about 1500 km south of Karachi, the department said in a statement.
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On Thursday, Tropical Cyclone Fani had strengthened significantly in the Bay of Bengal, with maximum sustained winds of 250 kilometers per hour (155 mph) and gusts of up to 305 kilometers per hour (190 mph), according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.
The people, including a three-year-old boy, were reported dead as of Sunday morning, said disaster agency spokesman Edgar Posadas, after a tropical cyclone barrelled through the eastern Visayas and Bicol regions on Saturday.
KARACHI -- While a deep depression over the Arabian Sea turned into a tropical cyclone, named Luban, officials at the Pakistan Meteorological Department said on Monday that it posed no threat to any part of the country's coastline.

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