A typhoon is known as a cyclone or, in certain situations, a tropical cyclone in Australia. Cyclones, typhoons, and hurricanes are all fundamentally the same phenomenon with different names in different parts of the world. They develop over warm ocean water, creating high-speed circulating winds. As the name suggests, typhoons can cause significant damage when they move ashore.
Australia has seen many severe typhoons in its history. The most destructive was Typhoon Wanda, which caused enormous damage in January 1994. Wanda began as a tropical depression late in 1995. Over the next few days it gradually strengthened, and by the time it made landfall on the coast of Queensland it had intensified into a severe tropical storm. Wind speeds reached 230 km/hr (145 mph), and rainfall amounts were measured in the hundreds of millimeters (mm). Wanda killed 19 people and caused $70 million in damage.
Another dangerous typhoon was Cyclone Tracy. It hit Far North Queensland in November 1974, killing 9 people and causing $140 million in damage.
Typhoons have also been responsible for several large-scale natural disasters in Australia. In 1900, for example, Typhon Sydney, one of the most powerful storms to ever strike Australia, killed 73 people and damaged or destroyed much of the country's agriculture.
In addition to these deadly storms, Australia has also experienced many less serious but still damaging typhoons.
Hurricanes are cyclones in the Americas, whereas typhoons are cyclones in Asian oceans and the China Sea. Around Australia, the Western Pacific, the Indian Ocean, and the South Pacific, they are simply referred to as cyclones. What causes tropical cyclones to originate in Australia? In Antarctica?
Tropical cyclones are formed when air becomes unstable, causing it to rise rapidly which creates a storm cloud. The presence of heat - from the Earth or from the sun - helps create these storms. Heat itself comes in two forms: hot air can be dry or humid, while warm water is always wet. Heat waves occur when there is a large amount of heat present in one place for an extended period of time. These can cause problems for people because heat increases the level of activity of some enzymes in your blood. Too much activity can lead to bleeding disorders or other problems.
Heating buildings with fossil fuels such as oil or coal or using electricity for appliances such as fridges and freezers has been shown to increase the number of tropical cyclones in our region. This is because the extra heat adds fuel to the atmosphere, making it more likely that atmospheric conditions will be right for cyclogenesis. However, removing heat from buildings with effective insulation and not running appliances when they are not needed may reduce this effect.
The number of tropical cyclones in Australia's region varies from year to year.
A cyclone is known as a "willy-willy" in Australia. Hurricanes are storms that originate in the North Atlantic, central North Pacific, and eastern North Pacific. Tropical cyclones are storms that form in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. The word may also be used more broadly to encompass all of these storms.
In India, there are two words for hurricanes: cyclone and monsoon wind. A cyclone is any large-scale low-pressure system in the middle layer of the atmosphere. They can cause severe weather at ground level including heavy rain, strong winds, and tornadoes. Monsoon winds are those rapid movements of air caused by differences in temperature between regions at different levels in the atmosphere. They occur most often in summer when a high pressure area over a continent causes hot, dry winds to blow across it while a low pressure area far out to sea brings moist winds from the ocean.
Cyclones usually develop in mid-latitudes between 30 and 60 degrees north or south of the equator. They can also appear in other parts of the world, but they are less common. Where they do occur, they can have a very destructive effect due to their high speed and tight circulation which allows much of the energy from the storm to be focused on a small area.
In Australia, a cyclone is known as a "willy-willy".
Tropical cyclones are referred to as "hurricanes" in North America. Typhoons are tropical cyclones that form in the western Pacific near Asia. Tropical cyclones are simply referred to as "tropical cyclones" in the southern hemisphere and the Indian Ocean. Hurricane Genevieve is a prime example. This hurricane formed in the northwestern Caribbean Sea in 1960 and moved quickly north-northeast across Cuba before reaching the Florida Keys.
In addition to hurricanes, tropical cyclones can also cause significant damage due to high winds, large waves, and flooding. The term "cyclone" comes from the Greek word kyklos, which means circle. In English, the words hurricane and typhoon are used to describe tropical cyclones that form in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific oceans, respectively. In French, they are known as cyclone and typhon, respectively.
In the Northern Hemisphere, there are two seasons for tropical cyclones: the Atlantic hurricane season and the Pacific typhoon season. These periods vary by month, but generally run from June 1 to November 30 and from April 15 to May 31, respectively.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issues public advisories on potential tropical cyclones in both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. When conditions are right, tropical cyclone forecasts become available at 2 p.m. Eastern Time daily for both regions.
A typhoon is a massive, spinning storm that wreaks havoc with wind, rain, and flooding. Both hurricanes and typhoons are types of tropical cyclones. The terms are used interchangeably, although a hurricane is generally considered more powerful than a typhoon.
In Japan, typhoons are known as nagato. They can cause much damage to houses and buildings, and many people lose their lives to them every year. Nagato means 'nine bridges', because it was believed that if you crossed all nine bridges outside your house, then you would come back home safely. Today, scientists know that this isn't true, but people still believe this so they leave their homes when a nagato is coming.
Typhoons usually form in the Western Pacific Ocean between May and October, but they can happen at any time of the year. They often develop over large bodies of water, such as oceans or lakes. When this happens, we call it an oceanic cyclone. A cyclone is a rotating mass of air or liquid that comes from either the atmosphere or the ocean. These masses of air or water rotate around a central point or axis.
When a cyclone reaches land, it can cause heavy rainfall, high winds, and floods. This can be very dangerous for everyone living in its path.