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Formation Of A Tropical Cyclone

A tropical cyclone forms when warm, moist air over the ocean rises and creates an area of low pressure. As the air continues to rise, it cools and condenses, forming clouds and releasing heat. This process creates a circular pattern of winds that can develop into a tropical cyclone.

Once the cyclone’s winds reach a certain speed and organization, it can be classified as a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane, depending on its strength. These storms can cause significant damage to coastal areas and pose a threat to life and property.


The formation of a tropical cyclone is a complex process that involves the interaction of warm ocean water, low pressure, and other atmospheric conditions. Understanding how these storms form is crucial for predicting and preparing for their potential impact.


Q: What is the difference between a tropical depression, tropical storm, and hurricane?

A: The main difference is the strength of the storm’s winds. A tropical depression has winds of up to 38 mph, a tropical storm has winds between 39 and 73 mph, and a hurricane has winds of 74 mph or higher.

Q: Where do most tropical cyclones form?

A: Most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, particularly in the areas near the equator where warm ocean water is abundant.


  1. @ryemiranda6800 5 months ago

    I have a science exam later 😭😭😭😭 wich me luck 🤞🤞

  2. @user-fn8qf1el2o 5 months ago

    Hi guys I am under the water

  3. @Flawed-Awed-Gawed 5 months ago

    Here after Belal and Anggrek cyclones appeared as active cyclones in Indian Ocean. I wasnt surprised after what is going on in Red Sea.

  4. @epileptiquitopark7971 5 months ago

    Umbrella closing….. it looks when warm air touches the high cold air

  5. @ANKARA_EDITZ-7 5 months ago

    I was told to see this video

  6. @ollie3784 5 months ago

    i love how half the 'formation of hurricanes' explanations ive visited all play rlly calm music 😂but this was rlly clear! thanksss <3

  7. @izabelleangela9147 5 months ago

    0:43 – 2: 43

  8. @manaiahalafihi2151 5 months ago

    This is very logical and relevant information!

  9. @23teisha 5 months ago

    Here after cyclone Daniel 😢

  10. @kimienick6721 5 months ago

    Heatwave made it…. we LACK OF SOIL on 2023… climate change also only give 30% benefit from land area….. ocean 50% and Iceland 20%… Even only 20% its remaining from 100% before and now snow melting drying, river, lake, forest also burn alot area and made trillion $$$ spended on climate emergency still give us disaster more than what we IMAGINE!!!! 20% from icebergs, mount snow and Iceland unstable and unable to give BALANCE for our HOMELAND the EARTH…

  11. @nuhxq 5 months ago

    (had to do it for my own studies so yeah, some are rephrased/paraphrased & there might be some mistakes)

    Formation Of A Tropical Cyclone

    There are three basic stages in the life of a tropical cyclone: its original source, mature stage and a dissipation stage where it dies out. they occur in a continuous process not as separate in distinct stages. Each stage may occur more than once during the life cycle as the strength of the cyclone rises and falls. It may reach land and weaken then go back out to sea where it strengthens once more. Formation of a cyclone depends upon the following conditions of a cyclone coinciding a large still and warm ocean area with surface temperature exceeding 25.6°c over an extended period, allowing body of warm air to develop above the ocean surface.

    Low altitude winds are also needed to form a tropical cyclone as air warms over the ocean it expands, becomes lighter and rises other local winds blowing to replace the air that has risen then this air also warms and rises. The rising air contains huge amount of moisture evaporated from the ocean's surface as it rises it cools condensing to form huge clouds 10 km up in the troposphere more air rushes and rises drawn by the draft above rising drafts above to carry moisture high into the atmosphere so the clouds eventually become very thick and heavy condensation and releases the latent heat energy stored in the water vapour providing cyclone with more power creating self-sustaining heat.

    Cycle drawn upwards by the new release of energy the cloud grows up-to 12-15 km high. Rotation on a tilted axis the Coriolis effect causes rising air to spiral around the centre of the cyclone.

    At this stage the cyclone matures and the eye of the storm is created as the air rises and cools some of the dense air descends to form that clear still eye as the cyclone rages around it. The eye wall (basically the middle part) where wind is the strongest behaves like a whirling cylinder. cyclone rotation: clock for southern hemisphere and anticlockwise for northern hemisphere.

    The lowest air pressure is always in the centre, usually being 950 millibars or less. Earth's average surface air pressure is 1010 millibars. One of the lowest air pressures ever recorded was 877 millibars for typhoon Ida in the Philippines in 1958 where winds reached 300 km/hr.

    Cyclone follows a pathway from its source driven by the global wind circulation as warm ocean waters feed its heat and moisture the cyclone continues to enlarge

  12. @sambarua 5 months ago

    Thank you to help me before exam

  13. @Jtropa 5 months ago

    : p

  14. @kami0347 5 months ago

    here because of biperjoy cyclone

  15. @JadavlalDave-sz8nn 5 months ago

    Very nice precise, perfect explanation of reason and ultimate effect of cyclon, it reveals that in coming years cyclonic phenomenon will increase with increasing intensity as earth temperature increases gradually due to disturbed Eco- System, our race development ignoring nature rules and Environmental Eco balance

  16. @khileshtankra4429 5 months ago

    How to make videos like this..??

  17. @ilovemydogbingo 5 months ago

    Out teahcer let us watch this vid on the tv screen. Thx for the inform.

  18. @sweetpotat0064 5 months ago

    Me as a European casually showing up since I moved to Taiwan, Mawar is coming and I have no idea what to expect and what a Typhoon is exactly 😂 the worst I ever had is a little hail with lightnings 🥲

  19. @MyFlamingoe 5 months ago

    Here before Waram hits! I hope everyone is prepared and that losses are minimized.

  20. @youssefelsherif9670 5 months ago

    Just before exam

  21. @danielletv8199 5 months ago


  22. @annnelima5904 5 months ago

    I like hurricane ian

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