In which hemisphere is a tropical cyclone found?

Where can a tropical cyclone be found?

Tropical cyclones are referred to by different names depending on where they originate in the world.

  • Hurricanes occur in the Atlantic Ocean and the eastern north Pacific Ocean.
  • Typhoons occur in the western Pacific Ocean.
  • Tropical cyclones occur in the south Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean.

Do tropical cyclones occur in the Southern Hemisphere?

A: Hurricanes do occur in the Southern Hemisphere, but have a different name. South of the equator, they’re called tropical cyclones. … Hurricanes formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean can sometimes make landfall in Mexico. When hitting islands and nations in the Northwest Pacific Ocean, the storms are called typhoons.

Why tropical cyclones move from east to west?

Storms generally move east to west because of trade winds in the tropics, so a greater westward shift usually puts them closer to where the land is, Wang said.

Where are the strongest winds in a tropical cyclone found?

The strongest winds are located in the right-forward quadrant of the storm, as measured along the line that the storm is moving. The intensification of winds in this quadrant is due to the additive effect of winds from the atmospheric flow in which the storm is embedded.

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