What are the conditions required for cyclones to form ?


A Cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around strong centers of low pressure.

  • Factors like temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction and rotation of the earth, contribute to the development of a cyclone.
  • Water vapors are formed when sea water is heated by the sun.
  • This heat is released to atmosphere when water vapors convert to water during rains.
  • The heat released, warms the air around and makes it to move up. This also results in decreased air pressure.
  • Hence, cooler air from surrounding rushes to take the warm air’s place.
  • This repeats till a low pressure system with surrounding high speed winds is created.

This is called a Cyclone.

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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022

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