tropical cyclone


Definition of tropical cyclone

: a cyclone originating in the tropics specifically : hurricane

Examples of tropical cyclone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blas: The second tropical cyclone of the season has developed in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 14 June 2022 There has already been one tropical storm, Alex, which formed on June 5 after crossing over the Florida peninsula as a potential tropical cyclone. Leigh Morgan, al, 14 June 2022 The tropical cyclone continued to move toward the northeast at 8 mph late Saturday. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 31 May 2022 The potential tropical cyclone is expected to form into Tropical Storm Elsa by Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Angie Dimichele,, 1 July 2021 This system currently has a low chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 5 days. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 29 May 2022 Hurricane Sam was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Tuesday in the far north Atlantic, located between Iceland and Newfoundland, Canada, the hurricane center said. Angie Dimichele,, 5 Oct. 2021 In Oman, a rare tropical cyclone dumped years' worth of rainfall, bringing deadly floods to the desert landscape that rarely sees much rain in an entire year. Pedram Javaheri, CNN, 6 Oct. 2021 On Saturday, Odette, which had formed Friday evening off the mid-Atlantic coast, became a post-tropical cyclone south of Nova Scotia and is still forecast to bring strong winds and heavy rains to portions of Newfoundland. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tropical cyclone

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of tropical cyclone was in 1851

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22 Jun 2022

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“Tropical cyclone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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