Temperate cyclone generally moves eastward, while tropical cyclone moves from east to west. Cyclones eye is a typical feature in case of tropical cyclone, while temperate cyclone have no such concept.
Do every cyclone has an eye?
Only some cyclones develop an eye. The temperature inside the eye of a cyclone is nearly 10 C lesser than that of the surroundings.
In which cyclone does the eye occur?
The eye is an area of calm weather in the center of strong tropical cyclones. The cyclones lowest barometric pressure occurs in the eye. It is usually circular and ranges between 30 and 65 km (20 to 40 mi) in diameter, though smaller and larger eyes can occur.
What is the temperature of cyclone eye?
The eye is the region of lowest surface pressure and warmest temperatures aloft (in the upper levels) – the eye temperature may be 10°C warmer or more at an altitude of 12 km than the surrounding environment, but only 0-2°C warmer at the surface in the tropical cyclone.
Why does a cyclone have an eye?
However, in stronger storms, some of the air flows in toward the center of the storm and begins to sink toward the ocean surface. When air sinks, it warms, leading to the evaporation (drying out) of clouds. This leaves a large cloud free area in the mid-upper portions of the middle – the proverbial “eye”.
Why is it warmest in the eye?
The researchers found that the warmest portion around a hurricanes eye is approximately 3.5 miles high and that area in the eye corresponds with falling pressure, which is what causes the winds to spiral inward at destructive speeds. This rising air draws in air from the surface to take its place, and creates winds.