Whats a hurricane?

A hurricane is an intense , rotating oceanic weather system that possesses maximum sustained winds exceeding 119 km/hr.

Why Do Hurricane Form and Why are they found?

Hurricane form and intensify over oceanic regions. They required sea-surface temperatures of at least 26'F (80'F) and the influence of earth's rotation to intiate a spinning circulation (Coriolis Effect)

The adjacent map shows the places on earth where these conditions are met for hurricane formation. Hurricane generally form at the tail of the arrow and typically track following the arrow to its arrowhead.


Hurricanes are scientist call strong tropical cyclones. They're large rotating system clouds, wind thunderstorm activity that wreaks havoc wherever it goes. The most damaging deadliest natural disaster of the wolrd