FAQ’S ABOUT HURRICANES
FAQ’S about Hurricanes with short answers
3. How are hurricanes formed?
Hurricanes begin when a series of thunderstorms move over warm oceans. The hot air of the storm combines with the heat of the surface of the water and begins to rise. This produces a low pressure on the sea surface, and winds that move in opposite directions cause the storm to start spinning. The rise of warm air affects the high pressure of the zones of higher altitude and causes it to decrease. Because of this, the air rises faster and faster, seeking the equilibrium, occupying the space of low pressure, in turn attracting more warm air from the surface of the sea and absorbing cooler and drier air from above and pushing it down. As the storm moves on the water, it is suckled more humid and warm air. The wind speed increases as the air is drawn through the low-pressure center. After a while the depression becomes a hurricane and the eye is formed, which is a center of calm winds, surrounded by a band of intense winds and storms that produce great rainfall.