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Important Facts For Prelims

Typhoon Kammuri

  • 04 Dec 2019
  • 1 min read

Why in News

Recently, a typhoon struck the Philippines, bringing heavy rains and suspending air travel. The government issued the warnings of floods, storm surges and landslides.

Key Points

  • It is known locally as Tisoy and is the 20th typhoon to hit the country this year.
  • Tropical Cyclone
    • Cyclone is the formation of a very low-pressure system with very high-speed winds revolving around it. Factors like wind speed, wind direction, temperature and humidity contribute to the development of cyclones.
    • Cyclones are called 'Hurricanes' in the North Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, 'Typhoons' in South-East Asia and China and ‘Tropical Cyclones’ in the South-West Pacific and Indian Ocean Region.

Source: IE

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