Definition of extratropical in English:


Syllabification: ex·tra·trop·i·cal
Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəˈträpikəl


chiefly Meteorology
  • Situated, existing, or occurring outside the tropics.
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    • Storms that form elsewhere are extratropical cyclones.
    • The strong winds that hit the Pacific Coast are from extratropical storms, not hurricanes, which are tropical cyclones.
    • Winter storms are extratropical storms and all are a mixture of warm and cold air.

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