Definition of tropical storm in English:

tropical storm

(also tropical cyclone)

noun

  • A localized, very intense low-pressure wind system, forming over tropical oceans and with winds of hurricane force.

    • ‘The powerful winds that accompany tropical cyclones and east coast lows can and do generate huge waves.’
    • ‘Severe tropical cyclones correspond to the hurricanes or typhoons of other parts of the world.’
    • ‘There was a great deal of press about these storms, as 3 major hurricanes and 5 tropical storms made landfall in the US.’
    • ‘During the late monsoon season, tropical cyclones sweep in from the Bay of Bengal, often with disastrous consequences.’
    • ‘In northern Australia, most of the big floods occur in summer or early autumn in association with tropical cyclones or intense monsoonal depressions.’
    • ‘In many places, including the southern USA, hurricanes or tropical storms sometimes end droughts.’
    • ‘But, hurricanes, or even tropical storms, churn up the ocean and their waves travel a long way before dying out.’
    • ‘There has been an observed and recorded link between the sea surface temperature and the frequency and intensity of tropical storms, typhoons and hurricanes.’
    • ‘In the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific oceans, hurricanes and tropical storms form and strike during a specific time of year, not year-round.’
    • ‘Slow-moving hurricanes and tropical storms can dump tremendous amounts of rain over several days, unleashing deadly floods.’
    • ‘Although the weather system was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it passed over land it brought more than a foot of rain to some areas.’
    • ‘List of names of tropical storms and hurricanes are recycled, with each list of names being used again after six years.’
    • ‘Sometimes decaying tropical cyclones or the monsoon trough move well south into the central regions, bringing widespread rain and thunderstorms.’
    • ‘All sorts of weather systems can have an impact, dependent on the location, such as mid-latitude cyclones, subtropical anticyclones, monsoon systems, and tropical cyclones.’
    • ‘The report did, however, explicitly mention that there was no evidence that global warming would increase the frequency of hurricanes and tropical storms.’
    • ‘Wetlands help protect coastal areas from storm surges and flooding brought by tropical storms and hurricanes.’
    • ‘Hurricanes and tropical storms may increase in intensity, causing more damage to property and people.’
    • ‘These winds along with upper atmospheric winds blowing in the same direction steer tropical cyclones, including Atlantic hurricanes, toward the west when they are in the tropics.’
    • ‘It is the super-cells within the tropical cyclones, such as hurricanes or typhoons that produce very heavy downpours as these storms start to move inland.’
    • ‘Our climate models also suggest that tropical cyclones might become a little stronger, more heatwaves, fewer frosts, and possibly more of these coastal storm surges that tend to occur with low pressure systems like tropical cyclones.’
    tempest, squall
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