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cyclonic

[sī′klän·ik]
(geophysics)
Having a sense of rotation about the local vertical that is the same as that of the earth's rotation: as viewed from above, counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere, undefined at the Equator.

cyclonic

The counterclock-wise airflow around a low-pressure system in the Northern Hemisphere (clock-wise in the Southern Hemisphere).
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NEW YORK -- Since James Dyson, inventor of the bagless cyclonic vacuum, popularized this higher-priced upright in the United States, a bevy of floor-care makers have been swept up in the cyclonic consumer frenzy.
The cyclonic storm which formed off the Sri Lanka coast on November 27 moved along the Kerala and the Tamil Nadu coast largely affected Lakshadweep islands.
Roads wore a deserted look in the affected districts as the government has appealed to the people to remain indoors till the intensity of the cyclonic storm is weakened.
The weather office said that the cyclonic storm would have its greatest impact in the districts of Nellore, Prakasham and Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh.
The depression active over southwest Andaman Sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and hit between Chennai and Machilipatnam, the forecast said.
Summary: Thiruvananthapuram/Chennai (Kerala/Tamil Nadu) [India], Dec 2 (ANI): Cyclonic storm Ockhi has created havoc in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Kerala.
According to different weather forecasts state that the current trajectory of Nilofar is critical for Oman over the next 10 hours as the deep depression -- upgraded to a 'very severe cyclonic storm' -- moves northwest before it is expected to re-curve northeast and make its way towards Pakistan and India.
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The cyclonic system has taken away a lot of moisture and winds have been moving around the system," Madhavan Nair Rajeevan, senior scientist at ISRO's Nataional Atmospheric Research Laboratory in Tirupati, said.
Beginning last week, a less-featured derivative model of the DC07 bagless cyclonic upright is being sold for about $350 in a scattered handful of stores.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 1 (ANI): Several naval ships have been deployed for rescue operations as Tamil Nadu and Kerala brace for the cyclonic storm Ockhi, confirmed Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
But the meeting was hurriedly called off following the approaching of the cyclonic circulation.