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The illustrated anatomy of a spiraling cyclone2 min read

December 3, 2020 2 min read


The illustrated anatomy of a spiraling cyclone2 min read

Reading Time: 2 minutes

By Rehna Abdul Kareem

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Cyclones have been brewing up a storm in the news lately, with Nivar and Bureri making their landfall in the southern part of the country. We’ve heard so much about the number of trees that have been felled, houses flooded, power cuts, struggling animals and businesses, and stories of courage and bravery. But what is a cyclone? How is it formed? And WHO NAMES THEM?!

Let’s take a journey into the eye of the storm to know more.

Owliver’s Obscure Observation: Cyclones are the most dangerous natural hazard to people.

Owliver’s Obscure Observation: The word cyclone comes from a Greek story about a race of one-eyed giants called ‘Cyclops’.

Owliver’s Obscure Observation: Cyclones are always named after girls

Rehna is a freelance illustrator and an integral part of Team Owliver, who doodles at Paper Planes Doodles

(Picture This is an illustrated column that demystifies complex topics)

Puzzle time!

Use the clues to solve this word jumble and learn a little more about storms.