How do they develop?
They form over the sea where a disturbance (low pressure) triggers the storm in seas that are above 26.5 degrees to at least 50 meters below the surface
Heating occurs during summer due to Northward movement of the sun and ITCZ
Low pressure maintained and creates very strong wet winds due to plenty of evaporation due to latent heating from the sun and energy transfer
Storms move West due to NE trade winds and corolis force
300km in diameter and can be up to 160mph at the eye
Highest winds at the eye give measurements to gain severity
Winds much lower in the eye due to low pressure