Tropical Storms

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What three names can be given to a tropical storm?
Hurricane, Cyclone and Typhoon
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What temperatures are required for a tropical storm to form?
27°C or higher
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How long do tropical storms usually last?
1-2 weeks
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What is the centre of a tropical storm called?
The Eye
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Where do tropical storms recieve energy from?
warm water / seawater
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In what area of the planet do most tropical storms form?
Equator
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What is the eye of a tropical storm surrounded by?
The Eyewall
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As you go further from the eye of a tropical storm does the wind speed increase or decrease?
Decrease
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What was the name of the tropical storm that hit Burma in 2008?
Cyclone Nargis
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What was the name of the tropical storm that hit the USA in 2005?
Hurricane Katrina
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27°C or higher

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What temperatures are required for a tropical storm to form?

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1-2 weeks

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The Eye

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warm water / seawater

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