What causes Typhoons?

Typhoons are basically hurricanes that occur in North West Pacific Ocean thus almost the same conditions cause typhoons but there are certain more rules that must exist before a typhoon can occur. Thus the causes are more particular in case of a typhoon.

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A typhoon needs warm water in abundance. The temperature of the water should be 79.7 degrees F at a depth of 50 metres. This warm water mixes with cold air to create a low pressure system. This starts the typhoon. Next requirement is a continuous supply of water so there must be a lot of water near the eye of the typhoon once it has developed.The typhoons also need specific location to start. It should be 5 degrees north of the equator as this is the most favorable location for the development of a typhoon.

Category: Earth Sciences

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