Deadliest and biggest hurricanes in the world

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Deadliest and biggest hurricanes in the world

1. Great Bhola Cyclone, Bangladesh 1970 Bay of Bengal 500,000

2. Hooghly River Cyclone, India and Bangladesh 1737 Bay of Bengal 300,000

3. Haiphong Typhoon, Vietnam 1881 West Pacific 300,000

4. Coringa, India 1839 Bay of Bengal 300,000

5. Backerganj Cyclone, Bangladesh 1584 Bay of Bengal 200,000

6. Great Backerganj Cyclone, Bangladesh 1876 Bay of Bengal 200,000

7. Chittagong, Bangladesh 1897 Bay of Bengal 175,000

8. Super Typhoon Nina, China 1975 West Pacific 171,000

9. Cyclone 02B, Bangladesh 1991 Bay of Bengal 140,000

10. Cyclone Nargis, Myanmar 2008 Bay of Bengal 140,000

11. Great Bombay Cyclone, India 1882 Arabian Sea 100,000

12. Hakata Bay Typhoon, Japan 1281 West Pacific 65,000

13. Calcutta, India 1864 Bay of Bengal 60,000

14. Swatlow, China 1922 West Pacific 60,000

15. Barisal, Bangladesh 1822 Bay of Bengal 50,000

16. Sunderbans coast, Bangladesh 1699 Bay of Bengal 50,000


17. India 1833 Bay of Bengal 50,000

18. India 1854 Bay of Bengal 50,000

19. Bengal Cyclone, Calcutta, India 1942 Bay of Bengal 40,000

20. Bangladesh 1912 Bay of Bengal 40,000

21. Bangladesh 1919 Bay of Bengal 40,000

22. Canton, China 1862 West Pacific 37,000

23. Backerganj (Barisal), Bangladesh 1767 Bay of Bengal 30,000

24. Barisal, Bangladesh 1831 Bay of Bengal 22,000

25. Great Hurricane, Lesser Antilles Islands 1780 Atlantic 22,000

26. Devi Taluk, SE India 1977 Bay of Bengal 20,000

27. Great Coringa Cyclone, India 1789 Bay of Bengal 20,000

28. Bangladesh 1965 (11 May) Bay of Bengal 19,279

29. Nagasaki Typhoon, Japan 1828 Western Pacific 15,000

30. Bangladesh 1965 (31 May) Bay of Bengal 12,000


In my words a hurricane is a storm that goes in a circular form that is normally surrounded from rain clouds and strong winds. Normally attacks in beaches and coasts all over the world.

SOURCE: myself

The term "tropical" refers to the geographical origin of these systems, which usually form over the tropical oceans. The term "cyclone" refers to their cyclonic nature, with wind blowing counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. The opposite direction of circulation is due to the Coriolis force. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane (/ˈhʌrɨkeɪn/ or /ˈhʌrɨkən/), typhoon /taɪˈfuːn/, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone.

In addition to strong winds and rain, tropical cyclones are capable of generating high waves, damaging storm surge, and tornadoes. They typically weaken rapidly over land where they are cut off from their primary energy source. For this reason, coastal regions are particularly vulnerable to damage from a tropical cyclone as compared to inland regions. Heavy rains, however, can cause significant flooding inland, and storm surges can produce extensive coastal flooding up to 40 kilometres (25 mi) from the coastline. Though their effects on human populations are often devastating, tropical cyclones can relieve drought conditions. They also carry heat energy away from the tropics and transport it toward temperate latitudes, which may play an important role in modulating regional and global climate.

Hurricane Season Dates

Hurricane season in the Atlantic begins June 1st and ends November 30th. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15th and ends November 30th

A tropical cyclone is a rapidly-rotating storm system characterised by a low-pressure centre, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Tropical cyclones typically form over large bodies of relatively warm water. They derive their energy from the evaporation of water from the ocean surface, which ultimately recondenses into clouds and rain when moist air rises and cools to saturation. This energy source differs from that of mid-latitude cyclonic storms, such as nor'easters and European windstorms, which are fueled primarily by horizontal temperature contrasts. The strong rotating winds of a tropical cyclone are a result of the (partial) conservation of angular momentum imparted by the Earth's rotation as air flows inwards toward the axis of rotation. As a result, they rarely form within 5° of the equator.[1] Tropical cyclones are typically between 100 and 4,000 km (62 and 2,500 mi) in diameter.

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