• Storm Ciara is an extratropical cyclone, and the third named storm of the 2019–20 Ireland, Netherlands and UK windstorm season.
  • Ciara brought heavy rain and severe winds across much of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and other northern regions in Europe.

Extratropical Cyclone

  • An extratropical cyclone (also called a mid-latitude cyclone) is a type of cyclone.
  • It is a large low-pressure weather area with clouds, rain and heavy wind.
  • They occur in areas that are between latitudes 30° – 60° from the equator.
  • They are not the same as tropical cyclones or low-pressure weather areas from polar zones.
  • They are actually many masses of cold and warm fronts producing rain, heavy wind, and sometimes tornadoes and even hail.



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