Difference Between Anticyclone and Cyclone
Some of the major differences between Cyclone and Anticyclone are as follows
An area with low pressure where air masses meet and rise
An area of high pressure where air moves apart and sinks
Cyclone indicates cloudy skies, rainfall with stormy winds.
Anticyclone indicates clear skies and dry conditions
winds in a cyclone blow clockwise in Southern Hemisphere
Winds in an anticyclone blow clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
winds in a cyclone blow counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere
Winds in an anticyclone blow counterclockwise in Southern Hemisphere,
Air near the ground pushed toward the low-pressure center of the cyclone, and after that rises upward, cooling and expanding as it moves.
Air is forced away from its area of high pressure and it is replaced by the downward blast of air from higher altitudes.
The rising air becomes humid as it cools and it leads to cloudiness and high humidity within the cyclone.
Air heats up and compresses as it moves downward. It reduces its humidity and leads to fewer clouds within the anticyclone.