eye of the storm/cyclone

eye of the storm/cyclone

The center of a cyclone where winds are calm and the sky is comparatively clear. This is an area where there is no rising air but descending currents may be present. The eye averages 14 miles in diameter, with no precipitation, very light winds, and sometimes a clear sky and complete calm. See eye (ii).
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