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00:09 Hello! It’s quite windy today.
00:13 So, I thought I’ll take a quick flight.
00:18 It sure is windy…
00:22 Oh no, it’s a storm.
00:24 You mean, hurricane?
00:26 Hurricane, storm, whatever, just run!
00:30 You mean fly.
00:31 Oh forget it, just come, Dr. Binocs.
00:34 Oh okay, well, that reminds me, that today’s topic is Hurricane!
00:40 Zoom in!
00:44 A hurricane is a huge storm, that generally forms over warm ocean waters…
00:50 ..near the equator.
00:52 The warm air above the ocean rises upward…
00:56 ..thus creating an area of low pressure, below!
01:00 Air from the surrounding areas…
01:02 ..push in and try to fill the area with low air pressure.
01:07 Which now becomes warm and moist.
01:09 And, rises too.
01:12 As the moist air rises, the surrounding air again, tries to fill in.
01:17 And, this process continues, till the water in the air forms clouds!
01:23 Soon the clouds and winds spin around..
01:26 ..fueled by the oceans heat and water vapor.
01:31 Therefore, hurricanes could also be called, Giant Engines.
01:35 That use warm and moist air as their fuel!
01:39 When we see from the top,…
01:41 ..hurricanes can be as huge as 300 miles wide.
01:46 The center of the hurricane is called ‘The Eye’ of the hurricane.
01:51 Which is the calmest part.
01:54 The ‘Eye Wall’ surrounds the eye.
01:56 Where the most damaging winds are found.
01:59 It can range anywhere, from 5-30 Miles.
02:05 Then comes ‘The Rain Bands’.
02:07 Which surround the eyewall.
02:09 These bands are a series of dense clouds..
02:13 ..that give a pin wheel-like appearance to the hurricane.
02:16 Which range from 50-300 Miles.
02:21 Hurricanes are divided into 5 categories.
02:25 Depending on the speed of their wind.
02:28 Here, take a look.
02:30 Category 3, 4 and 5 are the most dangerous ones.
02:37 TRIVIA TIME.
02:40 A huge hurricane can release energy…
02:43 ..equivalent to 10 atomic bombs per second.
02:47 Hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean are known as Typhoons!
02:53 So, this is me zooming out!
02:57 Tune in next time for more fun facts.
- Is hurricane a huge storm or a small storm? (00:44)
- Where does a hurricane generally form? (00:44)
- How big can a hurricane be? (01:41)
- How many categories can we divide hurricanes into? (02:21)
- Which category of hurricanes is more dangerous? category 1 or category 5? (02:30)
- What’s the other name of hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean? (02:47)
- Do you like a windy day?