Cyclone, Hurricane, Typhoon

Hurricane, cyclone and typhoon are different terms for the same weather phenomenon: torrential rain and maximum sustained wind speeds (near center) exceeding 119 kilometers per hour:

  In the western North Atlantic, central and eastern North Pacific, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, such a weather phenomenon is called “hurricanes”.

  In the western North Pacific, it is called “typhoons”

  In the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, it is called “cyclones”

  In western South Pacific and southeast India Ocean, it is called “severe tropical cyclones”

  In the southwest India Ocean, it is called “tropical cyclones”

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