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swollen

overfull with water

condense

to form drops as cooling occurs

prevailing

encountered generally especially at the present time, widespread

typhoon

a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans

monsoon

seasonal wind and rain in Asia

strike

drive something violently into a location, a conspicuous success

observe

observe with care or pay close attention to

cyclic

recurring in cycles, happens in a regular repeating pattern, occuring or moving in circles

smog

air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog

turbulence

instability in the atmosphere

ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

oppressive

causing discomfort from being extreme

barometer

an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure

stratosphere

the atmospheric layer between the troposphere and the mesosphere

perspiration

produced when body temperature rises
, body sweat

forecast

a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop

temperate

(of weather or climate) free from extremes

devastate

to ruin or destroy completely

rotation

a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)

swelter

to suffer from or to be overcome by great heat

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