2nd November 2019

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What is needed to create a hurricane?

Hurricanes need four conditions to form:
  • low air pressure.
  • warm temperatures.
  • moist ocean air.
  • tropical winds (near the equator).

People also ask, what are the 5 things needed to form a hurricane?

Once formed, hurricanes take energy from the warm ocean water to become stronger. A storm will strengthen if there is a supply of warm, moist air to feed it. Warm, moist air is found above warm, tropical ocean waters. While a hurricane is over warm water it will continue to grow.

What causes a hurricane to form?

Water vapor is the "fuel" for the hurricanes because it releases the "latent heat of condensation" when it condenses to form clouds and rain, warming the surrounding air. (This heat energy was absorbed by the water vapor when it was evaporated from the warm ocean surface, cooling the ocean in the process.)
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