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:

Bob Bushell said...

Not a pleasing thought!

Martha said...

Oh, I didn't know that. Interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

All the same, just switcheroo the name.

stephen Hayes said...

I figured they were different names for the same thing.

Huggybear said...

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

Fundy Blue said...

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.