Science

Which way does a hurricane spin?


2 Answers

North of the Earth's equator, hurricanes spin counterclockwise. South of the equator, hurricanes spin clockwise. This is because of the earth's rotation, which gives rise to what is known as the Coriolis acceleration, balanced by the low pressure at the center of the hurricane, typhoon, or cyclone.

{{ relativeTimeResolver(1567374314168) }}

LIVE
Points points 110
Rating 1

North of the Earth's equator, hurricanes spin counterclockwise. South of the equator, hurricanes spin clockwise. This is because of the earth's rotation, which gives rise to what is known as the Coriolis acceleration, balanced by the low pressure at the center of the hurricane, typhoon, or cyclone.

{{ relativeTimeResolver(1567094931900) }}

LIVE
Points points 107
Rating 1
Sign-in to view all answers

Similar Questions
Science 1 Answer

Join Alexa Answers

Help make Alexa smarter and share your knowledge with the world

LEARN MORE