(also tropical cyclone)
A localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.
- All sorts of weather systems can have an impact, dependent on the location, such as mid-latitude cyclones, subtropical anticyclones, monsoon systems, and tropical cyclones.
- In the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific oceans, hurricanes and tropical storms form and strike during a specific time of year, not year-round.
- There has been an observed and recorded link between the sea surface temperature and the frequency and intensity of tropical storms, typhoons and hurricanes.
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