With hurricane season starting to heat up, we thought it a good time to create a piece educating people on how and where hurricanes form, as well as what locations have been or are likely to be impacted by them.
How does a hurricane form? Hurricanes are the most awesome, violent storms on Earth. They form near the equator over warm ocean waters. The generic, scientific term for these storms, wherever they occur, is tropical cyclone. Other names they are given, depending on where in the world they are born, are typhoons, cyclones, severe tropical cyclones, or severe cyclonic storms.