Earth & Environment

What are hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones?

Hurricanes, typhoons and tropical cyclones are all names for severe tropical storms – some of the most destructive weather systems on the planet. Storm form winds, torrential rain, massive pressure falls and storm surges are all produced simultaneously¬†by this deadly weather. James Chubb from the UK’s Met Office explains what they are, and how they form in this fantastic video.