What are 6 interesting facts about hurricanes?
- A hurricane is a tropical storm.
- The word hurricane comes from the word Huracan.
- The eye is the centre of a hurricane.
- The eye wall is around the eye.
- The rainbands are the outer part of the hurricane.
- Hurricanes can be very dangerous.
What are some facts about hurricanes for kids? A hurricane is a huge storm! It can be up to 600 miles across and have strong winds spiraling inward and upward at speeds of 75 to 200 mph. Each hurricane usually lasts for over a week, moving 10-20 miles per hour over the open ocean. Hurricanes gather heat and energy through contact with warm ocean waters.
Can a hurricane have two eyes? Merging Hurricanes
Another way a hurricane can have “two eyes” is if two separate storms merge into one, known as the Fujiwara Effect – when two nearby tropical cyclones rotate around each other and become one.
How long can a hurricanes last? A typical hurricane lasts anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. But a hurricane can sustain itself for as long as a month, as Hurricane John did in 1994.