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RT published this video item, entitled “Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc on Mumbai” – below is their description.
Cyclone Tauktae has battered Mumbai as high waves were seen crashing onto the shore amid extremely windy conditions. Dozens of flights have been canceled at the local airport, and thousands in coastal cities were forced to evacuate their homes.
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In This Story: Cyclone
In meteorology, a cyclone is a large scale air mass that rotates around a strong center of low atmospheric pressure. Cyclones are characterized by inward spiraling winds that rotate about a zone of low pressure and typically bring winds, rain, high waves and storm surges to the areas they pass.
In the Atlantic and the northeastern Pacific oceans, a tropical cyclone is generally referred to as a hurricane (from the name of the ancient Central American deity of wind, Huracan), in the Indian and south Pacific oceans it is called a cyclone, and in the northwestern Pacific it is called a typhoon.