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The hurricane formation story
The warm air from ___________ and
the deep, warm ocean surface (greater
than 27 degrees) __________ and
start to rise to create low pressure.
Trade winds at the equator cause the
storm to ___________ due to the
earth’s ___________.
Air continues to rise and the
_____________ starts to decrease at
higher altitudes.
Air rises faster and draws in more
____________________ from the
sea surface whilst sucking cooler air
downwards.
As the storm moves over the ocean, it
picks up more warm moist air. The
speed of its winds _______________
as more air is sucked in.
It can take hours or days to fully form
a hurricane. The eye has
_____________ winds which are
surrounded by a ____________ vortex
of high winds and heavy rain.
Answers:
spin
increase
calm
pressure
mix together
spinning
rotation
warm air
thunderstorms