A typhoon is a mature tropical cyclone that develops between 180° and 100°E in the Northern Hemisphere.This region is referred to as the Northwestern Pacific Basin, and is the most active tropical cyclone basin on Earth, accounting for almost one-third of the world's annual tropical cyclones.
Hurricanes and typhoons are the same weather phenomenon: tropical cyclones. A tropical cyclone is a generic term used by meteorologists to describe a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has closed, low-level circulation.
Recent Examples on the Web. British storm tracking website Tropical Storm Risk listed Maria as a Category 3 typhoon on Tuesday on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the strongest.
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[Alteration (influenced by Chinese terms for typhoons, perhaps Cantonese toi 2 fung 1, typhoon, and kindred terms) of earlier English tuffon, tufan, deluge, from Hindi and Urdu tūfān, storm of wind and rain, flood, from Arabic ṭūfān, deluge, from Greek tuphōn, Typhon, whirlwind.]
Stunning images of Typhoon Trami, currently projected to make landfall in mainland Japan on Sunday, have been captured by an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS).
Typhoon Mangkhut kills at least 69; dozens buried in landslide in Philippines presumed dead. Dozens of people who were in a chapel that was buried in a massive landslide set off by Typhoon ...
Taiwan is preparing for the impact of Typhoon Trami, which could be among the strongest storms of the year by the time it hits the island later this week.