What Does A Cyclone Look Like ?
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A cyclone is a thunderstorm caused due to low pressure and the winds flow either clockwise or anticlockwise, depending on the part of the hemisphere. In the Northern hemisphere, the cyclones are anti clockwise spirals, while in the Southern hemisphere, they are clockwise spirals.
When you look at the image of the cyclone as taken by the satellite, you will see that they look like a whirlpool. It is as though they are falling into a steep hole in a circular motion. However, these cyclones expand on the outer circumference. All cyclones, whether it is the northern or the southern hemisphere, actually develop as small thunderstorms that gain magnitude and become humongous and destructive.
There are tropical and extra tropical cyclones. They can travel several miles and they can cover an area of more than 500 kilometers. A hurricane for example is a kind of tropical cyclone.
Most of the tropical cyclones are caused due to rise and fall in temperature rapidly. The cyclones develop mainly on sea and ocean surfaces. When the humidity is high and the ocean temperature starts rising to 26 degrees Celsius, then it is a perfect recipe for a small thunderstorm to develop into a cyclone. The cyclone becomes a huge air mass and starts traveling to a low pressure direction. That is why they cause severe rains and floods as they travel. Cyclones are known by several names like typhoons, cyclones, tornadoes and hurricanes. Places that are by the coastline are more vulnerable to the cyclones because they are the regions that get hit first.
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