Where Do Hurricanes Form?

Hurricanes do an important job for the Earth. They help move heat from warm tropical places to the cooler temperate zone. They form in the tropics just north and south of the equator where winds to turn as they blow because Earth rotates and where the ocean water is warm. 

Once they form, hurricanes thunder across the warm oceans of the world such as the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the Western Pacific (where they are called typhoons), and the Indian Ocean (where they are called tropical cyclones). Eventually, hurricanes veer to higher and cooler latitudes.

Hurricanes happen when the oceans have been warmed during summer months. In the North Atlantic, hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30.

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