Tropical Storms

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  • Created on: 11-06-13 21:34

How do tropical storms develop?

  • Tropical storms develop above sea water that's 27'C or higher.
  • Warm, moist air rises and condensation occurs. This releases huge amounts of energy, which makes the storms really powerful. 
  • They move west because of the easterly winds near the equator. 
  • They lose strength as the move over land because the energy supply from the warm water is cut off.
  • Most tropical storms occur between 5'C and 30'C north and south of


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