9 News Australia published this video item, entitled “Queensland put on cyclone watch | 9 News Australia” – below is their description.
Far North Queensland has been put on cyclone watch following torrential rain and damaging winds this morning. 9 News Australia YouTube Channel
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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.
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