Amy’s Learning About
Why all the recent bad weather?
2. Most hurricanes actually rage harmlessly out at sea, where they form. No hurricanes actually form in the South Pacific Ocean, though, as it is too cold.
3. On the Beaufort scale, which measures the speed of wind, a hurricane is level 12 which is equivalent to 76mph+ winds! It’s easy to see how these cyclones cause thousands of pounds worth of damage!
4. On Jupiter, a hurricane has been raging for over 300 years! It can be seen as a red spot from Earth and the hurricane itself is way bigger than the size of Earth! So get out stargazing and look for Jupiter through a telescope and, especially, its great red spot!
5. In the Pacific Ocean, Hurricanes are generally known as typhoons. In the Indian Ocean they are called tropical cyclones. But really, they are the same destructive force that wipes out practically anything in its path!