Fujiwhara effect

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Fujiwhara effect

The tendency of two nearby tropical cyclones to rotate cyclonically about each other as a result of their circulations' mutual advection.

This occurs with some frequency in the northwestern Pacific basin, where it presents a significant forecast challenge, but happens more rarely in other ocean basins.
See binary cyclones.