What is a typhoon

Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the. A Typhoon is an intense area of low atmospheric pressure. Like all low pressure weather systems observed North of the Equator, the air rotates around the .

In general, both typhoons and hurricanes are tropical cyclones but differ in their locations. NBC News Meteorologist Bill Karins clears up the difference between hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones. A powerful typhoon hit the Philippines on Friday before heading toward Vietnam.

Hurricanes, Typhoons and Cyclones: Storms of Many Names.

No matter what they are called — hurricanes, cyclones or typhoons — the giant tropical storms that form in oceans near the Americas and Asia can be deadly, destructive and terrifyingly capricious. They are all the same thing – tropical cyclones – but are given different . It could be the most powerful storm ever to make landfall. But what causes super typhoons like Haiyan to form – and what will it do next? Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.

Naming of Tropical Cyclones . Per Typhoon – , there are six main requirements for tropical cyclogenesi. Caribbean and China Sea region . In meteorological terms, they are tropical cyclones that have maximum .

In the Northeastern Pacific and Northern. These can cause varying degrees of . During the typhoon season (May to November), tropical cyclones are not unusual in Hong Kong. They rarely hit directly but they can be potentially dangerous . The typhoon and cyclone seasons follow their own patterns.

A typhoon has hit Hong Kong today, leading to the closure of the Hong Kong stock exchange. They form in almost all ocean basins. A typical cyclone is accompanied by . If the wind should reach m. Typhoons are tropical cyclones that produce strong winds and rain and can generate high waves and damaging storm surges. Any effects are still several.

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