Cyclones are variable winds. In low latitudes, an intense depression with low-pressure conditions develops, known as tropical cyclones. Because of the Coriolis Effect, the cyclones blow in an anti-clockwise direction in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The main difference between tropical and temperate cyclone…
Difference between Tropical and Temperate Cyclone
|Tropical Cyclones||Temperate Cyclones|
|They originate between 8° and 20°|
north and south of the oceans in the
|These are active over mid-latitudinal|
regions between 35° and 65° latitudes in
|These are produced and developed|
mainly over the sea.
|These are produced over both land and|
|These are limited to small areas and|
generally travel from east to west.
|They comparatively cover a large area and|
generally move from west to east.
|The wind is calm at the centre of tropical|
cyclones with no rainfall.
|The wind is strong and rainfall occurs at the|
centre of temperate cyclones.
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