Atmospheric system of low barometric pressure (depression) accompanied by strong winds that rotate counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. Called 'cyclone' in the Indian ocean and southern Pacific, it is called 'hurricane' in the western Atlantic and eastern Pacific and 'typhoon' in the western Pacific.

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  • Strong cyclones can bring flooding, beach destruction, and property devastation to seaside communities which can lead to economic loss of tourism.

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  • Steve was on his way to China on a business trip, but his flight got cancelled when a cyclone blew in from the Pacific Ocean

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  • Inside, the shutters crashed, dishes rattled and, glasses shook as the cyclone, with its fierce winds and driving rain battered the shoreline.

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