Tropical Cyclone Nisarga: What is a Cyclone?

Updated: Jun 06, 2020, 21:14 IST

In meteorology, a cyclone refers to any low-pressure area with winds spiraling inwards. Cyclones rotate in the Southern Hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere. Cyclone is the general term for a variety of low-pressure system types, such as tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones, and tornadoes.