their roaring winds,,
torrential rains
storm surge,,,
hurricanes are one of Mother Nature's most dangerous
stunning phenomena
They might be called different names in different parts of the world, but their potential impact is the same, and sometimes devastating
Here, we look at some of the most amazing aspects of hurricanes and see which ones have been the strongest, deadliest and costliest.

01) Definition: a violent rotating windstorm. In meteorology cyclones are described as being formed by rapid inward circulation of air masses about a low-pressure center; circling counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern

02) The term 'cyclones' includes the hurricane, typhoon, and tropical storms.

03) It should not be applied to the moderate disturbances attending ordinary areas of low pressure nor to tornadoes, waterspouts, or ``twisters,'' in which the vertical motion is more important than the horizontal.

04) The main Parts of cyclones are the eye, the eye wall and cloud chains

05) The eye is in the centre of the cyclone and can vary in size, from 10 kilometres to 100 kilometres, depending on the severity of the storm.

06) The region around the eye is termed as eye wall where wind will rotate around the eye at a faster pace resulting in the appearance of a rolling over snake.

07) Clouds which come out side from cyclone are called cloud chains which make the cyclone bigger

08) Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclones are referred to by names such as hurricanes, typhoons, tropical storms, cyclonic storms, tropical depressions or simply just cyclones.

09)  Cyclone intensity is measured by wind speed, and cyclones are accorded a category based on these factors. The category of the intensity of cyclones is as follows:Category 1 - gales with gusts to 125 km/hCategory 2 - destructive winds with gusts of 125 -170 km/hCategory 3 - very destructive winds with gusts of 170 - 225 km/hCategory 4 - very destructive winds with gusts of 225 - 280 km/hCategory 5 - very destructive winds with gusts exceeding 280 km/h10) The average life of most cyclones is 1 week

11) Cyclones are assigned names

12) Names are given to meet the the need for a unique identifier in issuing forecasts and warnings

13) During the last two hundred years tropical cyclones have been responsible for the deaths of about 1.9 million persons worldwide

14) Cyclones are called hurricanes in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific, typhoons in Southeast Asia, and cyclones in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific around Australia. 

tropical cyclones and hurricanes occur in the world's tropics. They require the difference in speed of rotation of the Earth at different latitudes to gather momentum as they spin, and they can form either side of the equator.
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