- Created by: daisycrawford
- Created on: 28-04-18 17:59
How tropical cyclones develop:
Tropical cyclones develop when the sea temperature is 26.5°C or higher and when the wind shear (the difference in windspeed) between higher and lower parts of the atmosphere is low.
The source area or most tropical cyclones is between 5° and 30° north and south of the equator-any further from the equator and the water isn’t warm enough.
- The majority of cyclones occur when sea temperatures are highest – in the northern hemisphere this is Jun to November. In the southern hemisphere, November to April.
Warm, moist air rises and condensation occurs. This releases…