Short-lived but extremely powerful tornadoes can cause a great deal of damage.
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The difference between the temperature of the polar and equatorial zones causes atmospheric circulation which is affected by a number of factors, including...
Evaporating surface water forms clouds of various shapes from which water falls back to the surface as precipitation.
Cyclones are large areas of circulating air with clouds and precipitation being formed in its centre.
Cyclones are large air masses with winds spiralling inwards around a low-pressure centre, and carry clouds and precipitation.
Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge accompanied by a sound known as thunder.
The most important types of local winds are the sea-land breeze, the mountain-valley breeze as well as the downslope winds.
The Earth is composed of several spherical layers.
Cold and warm fronts are formed where bodies of cold and warm air meet.
An earthquake is one of the most devastating natural phenomena.
Tsunami waves are very high waves of immense destructive power.
This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions