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subtropical cyclone

[ suhb-trop-i-kuhl sahy-klohn ]
/ ˈsʌbˈtrɒp ɪ kəl ˈsaɪ kloʊn /
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noun Meteorology.

a cyclonic system with intense thunderstorm activity that develops when the cold core of an extratropical cyclone becomes heated over warm ocean waters: a subtropical cyclone that remains over warm water for several days may become atropical cyclone.

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Origin of subtropical cyclone

First recorded in 1895–1900
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