Difference between Cyclones and Anticyclones

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Cyclones

(i) It is an area of low pressure surrounded by high pressure.

(ii) Winds converge at the eye (central low pressure) of the cyclone, wind moves in a spiral motion.

(iii) Stormy conditions prevail.

(iv) Winds blow in an anti-clock­wise direction in the Northern hemisphere and vice-versa in the Southern hemisphere.

Anticyclones

(i) It is an area of high pressure surrounded by low pressure.

(ii) Winds diverge from the cen­tral high pressure to the sur­rounding low pressure.

(iii) Light cool winds blow.

(iv) Winds blow in a clockwise di­rection in the Northern hemi­sphere and vice-versa in the Southern hemisphere.


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