Difference between Cyclones and Anticyclones

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.