August 2014 archive

My cyclone summarys


We read a article about cyclones and we also took notes as we read it. Then we put it into our own words and made a summary, here are my summaries.


  1. Cyclones turn clockwise or anticlockwise depending on what hemisphere they are in. In the northern hemisphere they spin clockwise and in the southern hemisphere they spin anticlockwise. To form a cyclone they need high winds and there needs to be warm water around 26 degrees Celsius, there can’t be high pressure. The centre is opened and it’s like the eye because it stays open like a hole and when you go down there you are safe but not for long you could hit a house, building, pole etc you will most likely to be injured or dead, if you come out alive it’s a miracle.
  2. Cyclones mainly occur in the northern territory, Western Australia and Queensland on their coastline. Cyclones cause bad damage like buildings falling houses breaking or power lines falling etc. Cyclones are dangerous because it could lead to serous injuries or even death, same with the animals. To prepare for a cyclone you will need a first aid kid just in case someone gets hurt, a radio and batteries to keep track of how the cyclone is going, food and water so you can eat and drink if the cyclone goes on for a long time and extra blankets if you get cold. Etc


  1. The location of cyclones is very important. In the Atlantic ocean they call it a hurricane in the Indian ocean they call it a tropical cyclone and in the west  pacific ocean they call it a typhoon, they have different names so you don’t get confused.  If you want  to know what sort of cyclone it is, you could tell by the speed. There are different categories 1 to 5. 1 is not so bad, 2 a bit of speed but not so much, 3 in the middle, 4  its bad but it causes damage and 5 very dangerous and high winds.