What is the difference between cyclone and tornado?

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Cyclone is a synonym of tornado.


As nouns the difference between cyclone and tornado

is that cyclone is a system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure while tornado is (meteorology) a violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud or tornado can be a rolled pork roast.

cyclone

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A system of winds rotating around a center of low atmospheric pressure.
  • A low pressure system.
  • (popular) The more or less violent, small-scale circulations such as tornadoes, waterspouts, and dust devils.
  • A strong wind.
  • A Southeastern and Indian Ocean weather phenomenon that results in wind speeds of around 150 to 200 km/h.
  • Derived terms

    * anticyclone

    See also

    * hurricane * typhoon *polar vortex * (wikipedia) ----

    tornado

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (meteorology) A violent windstorm characterized by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-03
  • , author=Frank Fish, George Lauder , title=Not Just Going with the Flow , volume=101, issue=2, page=114 , magazine= citation , passage=An extreme version of vorticity is a vortex . The vortex is a spinning, cyclonic mass of fluid, which can be observed in the rotation of water going down a drain, as well as in smoke rings, tornados and hurricanes.}}
    A tornado is a rotating column of air, pendant from a cumulonimbus cloud, and nearly always observable as a funnel cloud or tuba. Its vortex, meters in diameter, rotates counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere, and clockwise in the southern hemisphere, with wind speeds of 160 to more than 480 kilometres per hour.

    Synonyms

    * twister * cyclone

    Derived terms

    * tornado watch, tornado warning (A tornado watch' means that conditions are favorable for producing a tornado. A tornado ' warning means that a tornado has been sighted in the area or has been detected on radar.) * tornado shelter

    See also

    * cyclone * dust devil * hurricane * tsunami * typhoon * waterspout * willy willy

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