Monday, September 11, 2017

Fact of the Day: Asian Hurricanes

Literally, there's no real difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a cyclone. The name only changes depending on where it is at. A hurricane is in the Atlantic, and northeast Pacific. A typhoons occurs in the northwest pacific. And a cyclone occurs in the south pacific and Indian ocean. 

6 comments:

  1. All the same, just switcheroo the name.

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  2. I figured they were different names for the same thing.

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  3. we call them cyclones here in Australia and our South Pacific part of the World.
    Names don't change the fury unfortunately.
    Our Cyclone season is during the summer months - December to February.
    The northern part of Australia cops a yearly battering.
    Colin

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  4. When I was a kid, I used to think hurricanes spun one way and cyclones another. Later I realized it had to do with the storm's location relative to the equator and that the phenomena were actually the same thing with different names.

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