Can we predict typhoons?

Answer Factors including a lack of high-resolution models for particular areas, the volatile and changing nature of storms and errors in intensity forecasting make it difficult to accurately predict typho... Read More »

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How fast are typhoons?

Typhoon speeds vary. In lower latitudes a typhoon will move at a speed of 5 to 20 mph; in higher latitudes a typhoon can move as fast as 50 mph. Typhoon wind speeds range from 74 to 180 mph, with s... Read More »

How Are Typhoons Made?

Typhoons are the name for hurricanes in China and the Philippines, according to the Center for Educational Technologies. Typhoons always form over warm, moist tropical waters near the Equator. Typh... Read More »

Where do typhoons get energy?

The scientific term for a typhoon is a tropical cyclone. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that tropical cyclones require ocean water of at least 80 degrees Fahrenh... Read More »

Where do typhoons start?

Typhoons start in the northwest Pacific Ocean and usually make landfall in areas including the Philippines, China, Taiwan and Japan. Typhoons can occur any time of the year, but occur most often be... Read More »