Share this entry

Share this page

tropical storm

Line breaks: trop|ic¦al storm
(also tropical cyclone)

Definition of tropical storm in English:

noun

A localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of tropical storm in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day peart
Pronunciation: pɪət
adjective
lively; cheerful