Typhoon vs. Monsoon

Typhoon vs. Monsoon — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Typhoon and Monsoon

Typhoonnoun

A tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian Oceans.

Monsoonnoun

A wind system that influences large climatic regions and reverses direction seasonally.

Typhoonnoun

A weather phenomenon in the northwestern Pacific that is precisely equivalent to a hurricane, which results in wind speeds of 64 knots (118km/h) or above. Equivalent to a cyclone in the Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Australia.

Monsoonnoun

A wind from the southwest or south that brings heavy rainfall to southern Asia in the summer.

Typhoonverb

(intransitive) To swirl like a hurricane.

Monsoonnoun

A similar seasonal wind, as in the southwest United States, that brings increased rainfall.

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Typhoonnoun

a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

Monsoonnoun

The rain that comes with any of these winds or wind systems.

Monsoonnoun

Any of a number of winds associated with regions where most rain falls during a particular season.

Monsoonnoun

Tropical rainy season when the rain lasts for several months with few interruptions.

Monsoonnoun

The rains themselves.

Monsoonnoun

Entire meteorological systems with such characteristics.

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Monsoonnoun

a seasonal wind in southern Asia; blows from the southwest (bringing rain) in summer and from the northeast in winter

Monsoonnoun

rainy season in southern Asia when the southwestern monsoon blows, bringing heavy rains

Monsoonnoun

any wind that changes direction with the seasons