hurricane

syn. typhoon; tropical cyclone 

Cyclone of tropical origin of small diameter (some hundreds of kilometres) with minimum surface pressure in some cases less than 900 hPa, very violent winds, and torrential rain sometimes accompanied by thunder-storms.

 

Source:

UNESCO/WMO International Glossary of Hydrology (2nd revised ed., 1992)

Posted on February 19, 2014 .