FAQ’S ABOUT HURRICANES
FAQ’S about Hurricanes with short answers
1. What are cyclones?
Cyclones are maximum sustained surface winds with speeds of at least 63 km / h or 39 mph. Tropical depressions, tropical storms and hurricanes are considered as cyclones. Cyclones are areas of low pressure that generate winds by attracting atmospheric air masses from the high-pressure zones. The word "cyclone" was first used by Henry Piddington, about 1840, who took it from the Greek, "circle in movement".