These past months and for July 2011 alone, we’ve experienced 5 weather disturbances and according to PAGASA, tropical depression “Lando”,which has a possibility to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility will be the 6th this month.
What are the differences among these weather disturbances: a low pressure area, typhoon, tropical storm, depression and cyclone? The difference largely depend on their birth places in the world. For example, a typhoon in the What is western north Pacific and Asia (Japan) is called a hurricane in north and central America, and a cyclone in other areas of the world. They can be classified into the same meteorological phenomenon in the sense that all have the same type of structure as a tropical cyclone.
A low pressure area, or “low“, according to Wikipedia.org is a region where the atmospheric pressure at sea level is below that of surrounding locations. Low pressure systems form under areas of wind divergence which occur in upper levels of the troposphere.
Read more about their differences here.
- Typhoon, Tropical Storm, Cyclone ‘Kabayan’ (Bagyong Kabayan) to enter PAR on Saturday (iamjammed.com)
- Tropical Depression, Typhoon, Bagyong Juaning PAGASA Updates 2011 (iamjammed.com)
- Tropical Storm, Bagyong Kabayan Latest Update July 30, 2011 (iamjammed.com)