Here’s a quick fact: Depending on where a tropical storm is born, they are called by unique names:
- Hurricanes – born in the Atlantic ocean
- Tropical Cyclones – born in South East Asian oceans
- Typhoons – born in the Pacific ocean
- Willy Willies – born near Australia
Tropical storms move with powerful winds, heavy rain and have an amazing destructive force. Each storm system has unique characteristics such as high humidity levels and air temperatures and can carry heavy winds ranging from 119 kph to 252 kph+ in strength.
Let’s look closer at one type of storm, the cyclone. In the following video, CNN Meteorologist Ivan Cabrera explains what a tropical cyclone is and why they are a necessary evil.
CNN Explains: Tropical Cyclones | CNN | YouTube
LEARN MORE: HOW DO HURRICANES FORM?
- Study the infographic above. In your own words, describe how a tropical storm forms?
- Quick fact: Depending on where a tropical storm is born, they are called by unique names. What do you believe is the reasoning behind calling tropical storms by different names?